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The Brick - Queen's Hall Action on Poverty
We are recruitng Trustees.
Who are we? The Brick is Wigan and Leigh’s leading homelessness and food poverty Charity. We help hundreds of people access temporary accommodation and food. However, we are much more than just a provision for homelessness services. Our vision, “to work with people in need within our community and to provide RELIEF, RESTORATION and REFORMATION by offering tailored support, hope, and opportunity to those looking to improve their quality of life”, reflects our commitment to making a real and sustained contribution to our community. The Brick is not about hand-outs, but a hand-up to get people back on their feet and back on track. We have grown significantly in the last few years and are looking to increase the number of trustees on our board to reflect this, as well as to benefit from a wider range of skills and expertise in the governance of our charity.
Who are we looking for? We are seeking trustees who are passionate about our cause and want to use their skills and experience to help us make a difference to people’s lives. Trustees are unpaid directors of the charity, who work together to oversee the strategy, direction and aims of the organisation. Previous trustee experience is not required. The charity is founded on Christian principles and suitable candidates will have values which align with these. We encourage applications from people of any faith or none and welcome the opportunity for a varied board. We are interested in hearing from people from diverse backgrounds, ages and ethnicity. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness, addiction or who have suffered poor mental health. We would like to hear from people with a range of skills. Particularly desirable is experience in: financial control, legal framework, risk management, e-commerce and marketing and PR.
What's involved? Trustee meetings are every other month (2/3 hours) and one full day a year, which includes some training. Some additional time is required to read the papers prior to meetings and a willingness to give time to sub commitees (ad hoc) would be appreciated. Trustees will get a full induction, ongoing training and can claim out of pocket expenses.
Methodist Women in Britain are seeking a Website and Social Media Coordinator to work with the Communications Coordinator, Executive and Forum to keep the MWiB website and Facebook page regularly updated, and to develop an appropriate and ongoing social media strategy as this exciting and growing movement enters its second decade.
Beginning 1st September 2021, this is an open-ended volunteer appointment, primarily home-based, with the occasional online or face-to-face meeting with the Executive and Forum as required.
There is no application deadline. If you’re interested in this role, please complete the application form and return to MWiB by email as above, or by post to: MWiB, c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX Methodist Women in Britain – For women, for justice, for Christ.
Employment and voluntary oportunities in the Methodist Church Connexionally can be found at http://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/connect/jobs-volunteering/