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Volunteer Trustee, The Guild for Lifelong Learning

The Guild for Lifelong Learning


Posted over 30 days ago...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trustee to actively support the overall effective running of an adult education charity in Cheshire East.


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Wilmslow, SK9 5HD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Would you like to use your professional skills to make an impact? Become a trustee and get involved in actively supporting your local adult education charity. As a trustee, you have lots of exciting opportunities to support our overall governance and strategic direction of the Guild. With your help, we can develop our aims, reach our objectives, and set goals in accordance with our mission. Becoming a trustee for an adult education charity can be a rewarding and impactful experience. Trustees play a crucial role enabling the organization's activities. Here are some potential benefits of becoming a trustee for an adult education charity:

Serving as a trustee allows you to contribute to the community by supporting adult education initiatives. It's a way to give back and make a positive impact on society. Being a trustee provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. You can develop leadership, strategic planning, and decision-making skills, which can be valuable in various aspects of your life. As a trustee, you'll gain insights into the functioning of a charitable organization, particularly in the context of adult education. This experience can be valuable if you're interested in the education sector or non-profit management. Your contributions as a trustee can leave a lasting legacy. The positive changes and improvements you help implement can have a long-term impact on the charity and the individuals it serves.

Trustees would need to attend nine meetings annually.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to appoint candidates with professional expertise to join our board, especially those with commercial IT systems knowledge, legal backgrounds, HR experience, business development or marketing expertise.

A knowledge of administrative procedures Ability to write clearly Well organised A passion for education and lifelong learning Good, independent judgement and a strategic vision Ability to think creatively Willingness to speak their mind Ability to work effectively as a member of the Board

The role offers individuals the chance to work at Board level.

What difference will you make?

The Guild is committed to supporting the residents within our communities with the opportunity to advance education and improve their health and wellbeing, reducing social isolation and improving the conditions of life.   We offer clubs, groups and societies, specialist lectured events and 1-12 weeks unaccredited courses. “In all my time at the Guild I have enjoyed many different types of class from Bridge to Spanish but most recently Mindfulness which has changed aspects of my thinking and how I react to what life throws at me.  It was a highly valuable course with an excellent teacher. Along the way I’ve made good friends and have an excellent social life.  I feel that I’m keeping in good mental health due to my varied interests in a wide range of subjects, plus the social interaction of course. I started volunteering on reception about 10 years ago because I wanted to do something worthwhile for my community.  I only live locally so it’s very easy to walk to. The Guild is a warm and welcoming environment. If I could offer any advice to new comers it would be, just book in and open new doors!” 


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