Volunteer Trustee

Home-Start North Somerset
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 1 June, 2024 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
2-3 hours per week
South West
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Home-Start North Somerset is a leading family support charity offering support and friendship to families with young children. We would like to recruit additional trustees to support the work of the Board.

The families we support come to us at a critical moment in their lives. Parents may be experiencing isolation, mental health issues, multiple births, post-natal depression, bereavement, or just struggling to develop their parenting skills. Support from Home-Start is proven to significantly reduce parental isolation and increase self-esteem, mental health and confidence in parenting skills.

Our trustees work closely with staff to ensure the safe and sustainable running of the organisation.  The Board has responsibility for 6 part-time staff. The role of trustees includes taking a 'critical friend' role with staff, strategic and operational planning, policy development and implementation, financial oversight, safeguarding, recruitment and fundraising and marketing.  The Board meets every 6-8 weeks and we have 3 sub-committees (fundraising, operations and finance) which meet in-between.  Meetings are generally at the office in Weston-super-Mare.

Ideally candidates will have experience of small charities and interest / experience in working with families with young children. However we welcome those with transferable skills gained in another sector. Our current trustees come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have in common a passion for making a positive difference to local families’ lives.

We prefer those with knowledge of North Somerset and preferably living within easy reach of the area. We always aim to have a broad range of skills on the Board and would be delighted to discuss with you what you may have to offer.

How to Apply: 

Please contact us  on 07771 179007 or info@home-startnorthsomerset.org.uk to arrange an initial informal phone conversation or meeting with one of the existing trustees to explore suitability both ways. There is an application process for Trustees which includes a DBS check due to the nature of our work

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
07771 179007
Postal Address: 
Badger House Oldmixon Crescent Weston-super-Mare BS24 9AY