Volunteer management trustee

Volunteer management trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97548
At a glance

Skills

  • Volunteer management
  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Safeguarding

Where

London, WC1B 3NQ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? If possible within travel distance to London

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Time commitment: at least 1 hour a week actively supporting the charity and 4 Board meetings per year

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The main aims of the volunteer management trustee role will be to support our current team of nine volunteers, developing volunteer activity as well as recruiting and training new volunteers as and when needed.

What will you be doing?

The main aims of the volunteer management trustee role will be to support our current team of volunteers, developing volunteer activity as well as recruiting and training new volunteers as and when needed.

  • Supporting and coordinating volunteers, recruiting volunteers, inducting, looking after volunteers personal details in line with GDPR and developing opportunities for volunteers.

As a team of trustees, we are required to:

  • Ensure Dyspraxic Me works towards its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • Ensure that Dyspraxic Me has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these
  • Ensure Dyspraxic Me uses its resources wisely and to protect the financial stability of Dyspraxic Me
  • Ensure Dyspraxic Me complies with all legal requirements
  • Contribute to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to, writing, and reviewing policies, defining goals, and setting targets and evaluating performance
  • Maintain the values of Dyspraxic Me
  • Support the day-to-day administration
  • Safeguard all members of Dyspraxic Me
  • Protect Dyspraxic Me’s property and assets (e.g. our laptop/projector)
  • If Dyspraxic Me eventually employs staff, to appoint the member of staff and monitor their performance

Time commitment: at least 1 hour a week actively supporting the charity and 4 Board meetings per year

What are we looking for?

Key tasks:

  • Supporting and coordinating volunteers, including recruitment and induction - Looking after volunteers personal details in line with GDPR
  • Developing opportunities for volunteers to be involved in Dyspraxic Me - Raising awareness of dyspraxia and Dyspraxic Me
  • Advocate for dyspraxic people - Offering useful advice to parents/young people 

Experience and knowledge you might have:

  • Experience of managing volunteers
  • Understanding and knowledge of dyspraxia
  • Understanding of the social model of disability and the importance of using the right words
  • Understanding of GDPR in the volunteer and charity context
  • Passionate about Dyspraxic Me and it’s aims
  • Willingness to commit time to supporting Dyspraxic Me

What difference will you make?

Dyspraxic Me is looking for a new trustee in the area of volunteer management to develop and grow the charity.

Dyspraxic Me offers dyspraxic young people the chance to take part in a series of workshops that help them develop useful skills for adulthood for example cooking, sports and social skills. Participants help to inform the sessions by having opportunities to suggest what sessions they would like to attend and would find beneficial. Sessions have included cooking, cycling, social skills, employability skills and art; we usually organise a social picnic each year. Every year we organise events for Dyspraxia Awareness Week to raise awareness of dyspraxia.

Dyspraxic Me started in June 2013 and has been delivering workshops since February 2014. Dyspraxic Me is a volunteer run registered charity with 5 trustees including the founder of the group. Trustees and volunteers play an active role in the daily running of the charity. Dyspraxic Me has plans to grow to support more dyspraxic people.

Before you apply

Please apply by answering the following questions and sending your responses via Reach. Your responses can be answered in any format you find most accessible for example this could be a pre-recorded presentation, a film, audio, text, mind-map, bullet points, collage… 1. Why are you interested in becoming a trustee for Dyspraxic Me? 2. Using the skills and personal qualities table for guidance. 3. What previous experience can you bring to the trustee role?

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Dyspraxic Me is a peer group for young dyspraxic adults. Presently we meet monthly in London (usually in Lambeth) and take part in a wide range of activities that people with dyspraxia might find...