Do you care - to make a difference?  Could you be a trustee?

Carers Northumberland is looking for new trustees to join our Board.

Would you like to help the unpaid carers of Northumberland, give something back to your community, or share your experience and skills?  Being a trustee is also a great way to gain new skills, meet new people and help to shape the future work of our charity.

We work with all carers in Northumberland, including parent carers and young carers.

Applications are welcome from anyone aged 18 or over, who can help us grow and develop services for carers of all ages.  We would particularly like to hear from anyone who has experience in community development, legal services, fundraising, management or leadership.

To learn more: call us on 01670 320025 or visit our website: www.carersnorthumberland.org.uk.

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Do you have fundraising experience?

Would you like the opportunity to apply this experience in a meaningful volunteer trustee role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people?  

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Ashington Sea Cadet Unit, based on Black Close Bank, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Fundraiser to join its Unit Management Team (UMT). Ashington is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 30 cadets who come from all over Ashington and surrounding areas.

The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic trustees that can support with fundraising for the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

 

About the Volunteer Trustee Fundraiser role:

The tasks of a Fundraiser include but are not restricted to the following:

  • To plan ideas for generating funds for the unit.
  • To encourage and lead other volunteers and cadets in fundraising projects.
  • Identify fundraising sources, with advice, guidance and support from the Sea Cadets Fundraising Team.
  • Develop links with local contacts and produce a database of potential funders.
  • Raise awareness of the unit to the local community
  • Develop and encourage links with business.
  • Attend a regular UMT meeting -  usually 1 hour, monthly or bi-monthly, on a weekday evening

 

About you:

Previous fundraising experience would help, although having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things! If you think the person specification below sounds like you, then please get in touch:

  • You are reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • You are a good communicator
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You are enthusiastic and keen to learn new things
  • You have previous fundraising experience (or would like to learn!)

 

Ready to join?

If you think this volunteer role is for you then please do contact the unit directly to find out how you can start making a difference! After an initial conversation, you will need to undergo an informal interview, an online induction process and complete a DBS clearance.

To apply, contact the Ashington Unit: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07722 209 132.

 

 

  

 

 

Salary: £22,000 to £30,000

Hours: 37hrs and 22.2hrs

Contract: Permanent

Location: Newcastle

Deadline: Monday 8th November 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews: Monday 15th November 2021

 

Connected Voice Business Services is the trading subsidiary of the charity Connected Voice, providing accountancy and payroll support mainly to charities and voluntary organisations.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time and a part-time Accountant to be based in the Charity Finance Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established accountancy service that supports local charities.

The role involves the preparation of year-end statutory accounts, management accounts and general bookkeeping duties predominantly using Sage and QuickBooks to a portfolio of Clients across a wide variety of North East Charities whilst ensuring the services provided are tailored to the Charity’s needs.

We are looking for someone with at least three years’ experience of working in an accounting, bookkeeping and management accounts role, preferably in a professional services environment, working with multiple clients.

You should have professional accounting qualifications such as AAT, ACCA or equivalent, training towards one of these qualifications or qualified by experience. The post holder will need a high degree of ICT literacy including experience of Sage, QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel.

The full time post is for 37 hours per week and the part time post is for 22.2 hours a week.

Salary £22,000 to £30,000 depending on experience and pro rata for part time hours

You can download an application pack from https://connectedvoice.org.uk/jobs/accountant (Please note that CVs will not be accepted)

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8th November 2021.  Interviews will be held on Monday 15 November 2021

Connected Voice is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Registered charity: 1125877

Company registration: 6681475

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have administrative or secretarial experience?

Would you like the opportunity to apply this experience in a meaningful volunteer trustee role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people?  

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Ashington Sea Cadet Unit, based on Black Close Bank, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Secretary to join its Unit Management Team (UMT). Ashington is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 30 cadets who come from all over Ashington and surrounding areas.

The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic trustees who can support with the administration of the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

 

About the Secretary role:

The tasks of a Secretary include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Email details and agendas for UMT meetings.
  • Take minutes at UMT meetings, upload them, and email to team members.
  • Attend a regular UMT meeting -  usually 1 hour, monthly or bi-monthly, on a weekday evening

 

About you:

Previous administrative or secretarial experience would help, although having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things! If you think the person specification below sounds like you, then please get in touch:

  • You are reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • You are a good communicator
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will be enthusiastic and keen to learn new things

 

Ready to join?

If you think this volunteer trustee role is for you then please do contact the unit directly to find out how you can start making a difference!  After an initial conversation, you will need to undergo an informal interview, an online induction process and complete a DBS clearance.

To apply, contact the Ashington Unit: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07722 209 132  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stomping Grounds Forest School CIC is in its 5th year of delivery and needs your help to continue its growth. 

We deliver Forest School to communities across the North East and use our profits to ensure historically excluded groups can benefit from the impact of connection with nature.  We are passionate about giving children and families from all backgrounds the time and space to connect with nature, build relationships with the land and grow communities. 

It’s an exciting time to be involved with us and with the wider Forest School Community.  As more people discover the power of being in nature and developing communities, this role plays an important part in helping everyone to access the outdoors, regardless of background or income. You’ll be joining a diverse, skilled, supportive team and helping us to meet our mission.

 

Essential Qualities of All Directors

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Directorship
  • Be familiarised with Stomping Grounds governing documents, in particular our Articles of Association
  • Adhering to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Commitment to Stomping Grounds’ objectives, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
  • Strategic and forward looking vision in relation to our aims and objectives.
  • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.

 

Time Commitment

The board of Directors meets quarterly for a two hour meeting, usually 7-9pm. In addition electronic and telephone contacts may be required from time to time. We also ask for half a day per quarter of focussed project or development work.

The total hourly commitment would be 34 hours per year.  Meetings are generally held in West Gateshead or Prudhoe.

 

Benefits

  • Be part of an innovative, progressive team of people working in a new and alternative field.
  • Contribute to an organisation that is having a positive effect on people’s mental and physical health and their relationship with nature, across a range of communities.
  • Form new working relationships and expand your networks and career prospects

 

For more information, and details in how to apply, download the information pack, or contact Sophie Watkinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07736 990 489.