Trustees - skills sought: corporate networks, digital ,social media marketing, finance, charity experience, secretary

Trustees - skills sought: corporate networks, digital ,social media marketing, finance, charity experience, secretary

Trustee/Governor
J69645
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Governance

Where

Exeter and Dartington , EX1 3RW
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 100

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board Meetings - most likely on a Thursday Completing reading & tasks as needed Supporting the CEO and team as required

Come and join the dynamic and passionate team running the The Hollow Lane Club. We provide rich and exciting club experiences to children and young people with complex disabilities and have been going for 20 years now. 

What will you be doing?

We are inviting experienced people to join our trustee board. We currently have vacancies for Trustees with diverse experience as indicated above.  We are keen to invite trustees with corporate network contacts, digital and social media marketing practical knowledge, financial management, charity experience and secretarial familiarity. You will support us in continuing to provide this essential service to families of and children with complex disabilities in Exeter and South Devon.

Hollow Lane Club works in partnership with the schools that the majority of our children and young people attend and whose buildings we use for the clubs. This is an essential part of what we provide - our young people attend a club staffed by people they know and who know them from their school day, in a building they are comfortable in.  We have a range of funders, including the National Lottery and Children in Need. 

The day to day running of the charity is done by an employed team, including the General Manager, Finance Manager, Administrator and HR Manager. In November 2020 we moved to CIO Status with the Charity Commission. We are in the process of recruiting a CEO to join the team, ensuring trustees roles remain in governance and not involved in operational matters. 

We hold meetings monthly, and have now become regular Zoom users so location does not have to be a barrier. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Trustees with previous charity experience at board level and a willingness to continue to learn within the charity sector. Trustees need to have a good standard of literacy and numeracy, be able to work with a range of people and have good communication skills. Whilst we are now meeting face to face, we do also meet on-line and exchange most information by email / phone so confidence with technology is desirable. 

Ideally you will also have knowledge of the particulars of running clubs for children and young people and an understanding of living with children with complex needs. 

 

The treasurer needs:  

Accountancy qualification  /  Knowledge of Charity SORP / Analysing information: financial and statistical  / Budgetary and sound financial management / Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to key stakeholders /  Knowledge of Xero Accounts an advantage although not essential

What difference will you make?

Hollow Lane Club has been providing After School, Saturday and Holiday clubs for twenty years now. In the last 3 years we extended the club to another setting, increasing the number of children we look after. We need you to  support us out of the COVID pandemic and ensure we are still here in another 20 years. The Trustee roles will ensure good governance for our small charity and we look to all trustees to be our critical friends and bring their experience and expertise to the table. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a volunteer for our charity, you will benefit from the protection provided by our recent move to CIO Status. You will join a team of experienced and dedicated workers, who are incredibly passionate about the club that we run. We have Outstanding OFSTED reports, glowing references from families and the children love to come to our club. 

Your input will be essential and make a real difference to the children and their families who depend on our club for rich experiences for the young people and a break for their parent carers. 

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Physical disabilities
  • Young people
  • The Hollow Lane Club supports children and young people with complex disabilities through a year round programme of clubs and activities that provide them with opportunities to socialise and...