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The Befriending Scheme – improving the lives of the vulnerable in East Anglia – seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

The Befriending Scheme – improving the lives of the vulnerable in East Anglia – seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
30 November 2022
Location
NE Essex / Suffolk
Time Commitment
4-6 meetings a year

The Befriending Scheme is an established charity of over 30 years. We are blessed with having some amazing Trustees but we need two more! We have some very exciting plans for the future including social enterprise development.

What will you be doing?

The Board are passionate, forward thinking people with a wealth of experience.  Between them they have local government, social care, and HR experience.

We are looking for two new members who can assist with legal matters, writing funding applications, social enterprise experience and possibly with some farming knowledge. Like most charities we are faced with ever decreasing opportunities to gain funding from local authorities coupled with the fierce competition surrounding grant applications to Trusts.

As a Trustee you will attend Board meetings, currently between 4 and 6 per year. You will also be encouraged to take responsibility for working in identified sub groups with one or two other Trustees.

Ideally, most of all, you will have a huge passion to making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people.  Experience of working or working alongside the Voluntary Sector in Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex, would be great, but not essential

Experience or knowledge of people with a learning disability would be useful but not essential.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people and families. You will live in the East Anglia area and be willing to travel to 4 – 6 Board meetings per annum and work with the Senior Management Team to develop new services and  if at all possible, identify funding steams.

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