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Organisation to improve the lives of children in Didcot seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Organisation to improve the lives of children in Didcot seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
31 August 2022
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Time Commitment
Monthly (evening) meetings

Our Mission is to improve the life opportunities of children and young people in Didcot and surrounding areas, especially those who are in need, disadvantaged or vulnerable. We are especially focused upon Mental Health and Well Being at present.

Our previous Company Secretary resigned in December 2021 and has moved overseas due to family commitments. We need to replace the excellent work that this Trustee did so that we have continued wise and good governance and to ensure that we operate in compliance with regulations and the law. This role will engage and interact with fellow Trustees and the Youth Work Manager. The Board of Trustees meet one evening a month either online or in person and have 2 strategy days per year. You will own the management of the constitution document, ensure that we are able to work within the Charity Commission guidelines and provide guidance and good counsel.  You will have access to a Legal volunteer to provide any support required and may even be able to bring a network of other professional people to assist and support TRAIN in different ways. Aside from the lead governance role you will be able to make a general contribution to TRAIN and the other trustees on other areas of the charity in order to feel fully engaged.  We are looking forward to celebrating our 20 years Anniversary of service to young people and the community of Didcot and its immediate surroundings throughout 2022 and are putting in place a plan to ensure that we celebrate our existence and achievements. In terms of track record, over the years we have been told by young people and parents or guardians that we have changed and even saved the lives of young people, affected total turnarounds, restored family harmony and made a genuine difference.

We continue to support our young people across the range of issues they face in their lives and to help them set achievable goals that will ultimately lead to more positive life choices. We have developed a level of digital competence throughout the Covid 19 pandemic which has enhanced our offering towards our young people and some of which has changed the way we operate and access new and different young people.
Two priority goals for us are:

  • Growing by broadening out our offering to encompass the breadth of the town’s Secondary & Primary schools so that we can ultimately have a presence in them all. We will tailor our delivery as necessary to meet needs of each of the different schools.
  • Providing Art Therapy programmes working especially with The Abingdon Bridge for those with more extreme needs and will integrate some of the principles and the psychology into our regular activities.

What are we looking for?

First time trustees are welcomed. Charity Commission website gives lots of helpful and effective information regarding the role of a trustee.

  • Some legal or contractual experience.
  • Attention to detail and administrative capabilities
  • Microsoft Office Digital capabilities
  • Teamworking skills

Nice to have:

  • Desire to volunteer on a committed basis for potentially 3 year term
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures or risk assessments

Please click here for further information.