Trustees Needed: Home Start Kirklees

homestartTwo Vacancies for People with Business, Marketing or Income Generation Expertise

We currently have 2 vacancies within the Home-Start Kirklees board of trustees following the retirement of a long standing member and a recent resignation.  To ensure that we consistently remain quorate across committee meetings, we are seeking the skills and experience needed to complement our existing members, therefore we would be most interested in hearing from potential trustees who would fit within the following areas of expertise:-

  • Knowledge and experience of either corporate or small business,
  • Social media and marketing
  • Fundraising and generating income

We would particularly welcome volunteers from the following demographic population:-

  • Resides or works within the North Kirklees area (Dewsbury, Batley, Spen areas)
  • Representative of the BME population
  • Male gender

A commitment  to the role would entail attending a monthly board meeting and a quarterly sub-committee meeting as well as leading on specific items in-between meetings as and when  dependent upon need.

A full induction will be offered as well as travel expenses to meetings

For further information, please contact Kerri Flanagan, Director, on 01484 421925

www.homestart-kirklees.org.uk

 

 

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Labour promises more grant funding and time off for trustees

Labour

According to http://www.thirdsector.co.uk, the civil society strategy, From Paternalism to Participation, published today says that:

Labour would increase grant funding to charities, allow trustees to take time off work and give local communities greater control over decisions, according to the party’s long-awaited civil society strategy.

The article also states that:

Labour pledges to reverse the decline in the number of community spaces. The document says the Conservative government has closed down 400 day centres, 500 public libraries, 600 youth centres and 1,000 children’s centres since it took power in 2010.

It goes on to say that:

Charity trustees would also receive equal status in law to that of school governors and councillors, allowing them to take time off to carry out their duties, the document says.

and,

The document reiterates Labour’s commitment to repeal the controversial lobbying act, which the sector has argued stifles its ability to campaign freely.

It says instead that the act would be replaced with a Community Empowerment Charter that encourages civil society organisations to campaign.

Read the rest of the article here…