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Volunteer Trustees to join Board of charity supporting vulnerable individuals and families

Valley House


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are a Coventry based charity working with individuals and families who need support to overcome challenges in their life. This includes survivors of domestic abuse, mental health, drugs and alcohol, employability support


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Coventry, CV6 7GQ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As a Trustee of Valley House you will act as a "critical friend" to the Senior Management Team, using your expertise to support us deliver high quality accommodation based and community support to vulnerable individuals and families.  You will ensure we are a excellent employer, help raise our profile and support us on our environmental sustainability journey. You may already have some form of trustee/board experience from the public, private or voluntary sector or have experience/knowledge of the communities we work with.  Most importantly we welcome your support for the work we do and the willingness to make the time commitment needed. We strive for diversity, including in our Board membership and welcome as broad a representation as possible. We would be keen that one of our new trustees would be open to being our Deputy Chair at the point of joining the Board and progressing to the Chair position within 12 months of joining.   We are looking for people who can: - contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings - be involved in setting the direction of the organisation and monitoring performance. - use their specific knowledge or experience help the Board reach sound decisions. - work effectively as a member of a team

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. Personal skills and qualities

Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation. Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member. Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion. A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Enthusiasm for our vision and mission. Willingness to lead according to our values. Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We are particularly looking for individuals with at least 3 years experience in the following areas: HR - we employ approximately 50 staff and utilise an external company to support us with operational HR issues.  We would like to have a Board member with HR expertise to support us at a strategic level. Property management - we own 22 properties and also lease properties from 2 Registered Providers.  We have our own internal maintenance team and are confident in managing the properties on a day to day basis.  We would value having a Board member to support us in ensuring we adhere to good practice in property management and plan for the future. Social care - having a Board member who has worked/is working within a similar field to the work we do at Valley House would support the Board to further develop its role as our "critical friend"

What difference will you make?

As part of our Board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction as well as help us achieve our vision of a world where there are genuine opportunities for all, where people can respond confidently to the challenges of life.


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