We are looking for enthusiastic, hands-on trustees to join our team of 3 trustees to guide The Woodworks Project through the next stage of its journey towards sustainability and supporting more vulnerable people over the next 3 years.
The Woodworks Project was set up to help those who have faced difficulties through their mental or physical health or who have a history of addiction. By working collaboratively with the highly trained craftsmen, The Woodworks Project helps its clients to empower themselves, enabling vulnerable individuals to move forward in their lives in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment.
By joining the Trustee Board, you will be supporting the Woodworks Project in implementing its 3-year Business Plan, as well as providing strategic guidance and advice to the senior staff. The 3-year Business Plan was signed off at the end of last year, and serves as The Woodworks Project's key milestones towards achieving financial sustainability, growth to support more vulnerable people as well as organisational maturity. The Business Plan is pivotal in the success of The Woodworks Project, and the trustees are instrumental in helping the charity to achieve its objectives.
The trustees' duties include:
- offer advice and guidance to the senior staff;
- ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit;
- comply with the charity’s governing document and the law;
- act in the charity’s best interests; with your co-trustees, make balanced and adequately informed decisions, thinking about the long term as well as the short term;
- manage the charity’s resources responsibly;
- must use reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary;
should give enough time, thought and energy to your role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings; and
- ensure the charity is accountable.
The Woodworks Project is in particular need of individuals with HR, marketing and legal backgrounds to provide guidance and expertise in relation to a number of work streams underway to implement the Business Plan, including, but not limited to, improved social media presence, roll-out of an online shop, research and development of new income streams and development of a permanent workshop location.
The commitment is 6 bi-monthly trustee meetings per year, lasting roughly 2 hours each. Additional ad-hoc support may be required depending on organisational need.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee for The Woodworks Project, please e-mail a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that candidates will be invited to interview, and successful candidates will be required to undergo a DBS check.