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Trustees Wanted

Our friends and clients over at Moseley Road Baths (a community run Edwardian swimming baths with Grade II* listing) are looking for trustees. If you’re looking for an interesting leadership role then this might be for you, see below.

We’re seeking new trustees to join the Moseley Road Baths CIO board and help us continue to develop MRB as a successful community pool. Might this be you?

We’re looking for people with passion and active commitment to MRB and the time to get involved. In particular:

  • A treasurer
  • A communications lead OR a fundraising lead
  • Someone with knowledge of swimming as a sector.

Volunteers, swimmers and local people are particularly welcome to apply! See http://moseleyroadbaths.org.uk/new-trustees. Closing date 29th April 2019.

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Advocate Vacancy

We sometimes get asked to circulate job opportunties, here’s one from Independent Advocacy – The role is based in Solihull.

Independent Advocacy is an organisation whose vision is to “Innovate ways to empower people to live fulfilling lives”. We operate four delivery hubs, one of which is our Advocacy and Influence Hub. This hub delivers issue based advocacy services as well as looking to influence change at both an individual, group and systems level.

We have the following exciting opportunity.

Advocate
Part Time:  Full Time

Location:  Solihull with occasional travel throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

Starting Salary (pro rata):  Scale 5/6 (£21,074 – £23,866), depending on experience

We are looking for an individual who shares our passion to give vulnerable people a voice in expressing the outcomes they wish to achieve in their daily life.

As a general advocate you will undertake a variety of work as part of an experienced team of advocates and contribute to the development of our services.

You will have an accredited qualification in advocacy i.e. The City and Guilds Diploma or Certificate in Advocacy,

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Practical experience working as an advocate (formally or informally)
  • Experience of using case management systems
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Good Knowledge of Adult Social Care, Health and Children’s Services
  • Good IT skills.

Interested?
To obtain an application form, full role descriptions and person specifications, please request an information pack by emailing us at recruitment@independentadvocacy.org, or telephone Claire Evans on: 02476 970736.

To apply:
Please send your completed application form, which is included in the information pack.
CV’s will not be accepted.

All applications should be emailed to: recruitment@independentadvocacy.org

Please note that the closing date for this post is Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 15 April 2019.

Please note that this role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity as an employer

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Could you be a Trustee at Wildside?

Wildside Activity Centre                                              

WildsideWildside is seeking new Board members. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a small fast-developing charity in a critically important role. We need Board members who will share our ethos and help us to continue to grow our programmes.

Wildside is a small charity based by the canal less than two miles from Wolverhampton City Centre. All ages, all abilities – we reconnect people with nature. We offer environmental and adventurous activities, creating high quality opportunities for outdoor learning, health and wellbeing and outdoor pursuits. We particularly seek to reach groups suffering deprivation or disability.

We would especially welcome to the Board people who share the ethos of the Centre and have experience and skills in the private sector, in finance, marketing or social media. The Board meets 6 to 8 times a year and all Board members also give time in some capacity between meetings. We were recently winners in the People’s Project Awards with our project Wellbeing at Wildside. You can see the film about the project at

https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/wellbeing-at-wildside

Wildside Activity Centre, Hordern Road, Whitmore Reans WV6 0HA

01902 572240   http://www.wildsideac.co.uk/

 Charity number: 1059246 Company number: 03241721                             

 

If you are interested in membership of the Board, please contact Liz Hoggarth on 01902 572240 for a full information pack, or email lizh@wildsideac.co.uk. If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liz on the number above. There is no closing date and applications are welcome at any time.

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To Trustee or Not to Trustee

Have you conisdered becoming a Trustee or a Non Executive Director?

If you have we know charities (and social enterprises) that may value your help and support! Get in touch. 0121 667 6810 – info@disecic.org

If you haven’t then have a quick read below and see if you may be interested.

There are many benefits to becoming a trustee or non executive director of a charity or social enterprise, apart from helping a good cause in a leaderhsip role you may also:

  • Develop and refine your skills at a strategic level
  • Enhance your CV
  • Put your skills to good use and learn new skills
  • Support a cause that is close to your heart or that of someone close to you
  • Meet new and interesting people from all walks of life

If you are employed by a large company or public sector organisation then they may well have a corporate volunteer policy that could mean paid release whilst undertaking trustee duties so it may be easier than you think.

If you are unemployed then you may be able to develop your skills and enhance your CV.

All trustees and non executive directors are unpaid (volunteer) positions, but you will not be out of pocket, all exxpenses can be claimed.

Charities are looking for all sorts of skilled people to support them on their boards, but we’ve noted a particualr shortfall in:

  • People with commercial enterprise skills,
  • Business planning and monitoring,
  • Legal and para legal,
  • Marketing and Communications,
  • Accountancy,
  • Property management
  • Information and Coomunication Technology.

So if you want to make a difference then please do get in touch and we’ll help match you with a goood cause. 0121 667 6810 info@disecic.org

 

 

 

 

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Is CIO the Way to Go?

We’re moving a step closer to making it simple for charities to convert to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), as the Cabinet Office has recently opened a consultation on the process (details below).

Charities may be able to convert to a CIO as (soon) as the 1st October 2016, the provisional timetable being:

  • charitable companies with an annual income greater than £500,000 convert to CIO status by 1 October 2016
  • those with an annual income of between £250,000 and £500,000 in December 2016
  • those with incomes of between £100,000 and £250,000 in February 2017
  • between £25,000 to £100,000 in April 2017
  • those with lower incomes of less than £25,000 in July 2017.

For some this will be welcome news, as it has taken some time to get to this point. Those supporting the sector’s development may remember that we were discussing the possibility and the then “new” legislation for a CIC and CIO back in the very early 2000s.

The CIC became available for social enterprises in 2005 and it was thought the CIO would follow swiftly, but it finally became available in 2013 and now the Charity Commission has reported that around half of the applications to form a new charity are using the CIO model.

The CIO model has been welcomed, prior to that, Charities needed to register with Companies House as well as the Charity Commission in order to become a limited liability legal entity. They therefore had two structures and needed to report to two regulators, the CIO streamlined this being a limited structure only reporting to the Charity Commission.

If you would like to comment on the consultation then you can do this by Respondents to the consultation can submit a response or an enquiry via email to charities-act@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. For further information on how to respond, click here.

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Solihull Voluntary and Community Sector Conference 2015

Just a short post to highlight that the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategic Reference Group (VCSRG) in Solihull have announced their annual conference date.

The conference with a theme of “what should the local sector look like in five years time” is to be held at The Ramada Hotel, Solihull Town Centre on Thursday 17th September starting with refreshments at 5.00pm and closing at 8pm.

The guest speaker for the conference is Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s CEO Nick Page.

To book please visit Solihull SUSTAiN by clicking here

Might see you there!

 

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