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Volunteer Chairperson/Trustee

Larkhall & District Volunteer Group


Posted over 30 days ago...

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join a team with a proven record of positive community impact.  We are recruiting a  Chair  to shadow our Chair taking over at AGM in summer 2024.   


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Larkhall, ML9 2BL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Specific Duties and Responsibilities To support Larkhall & District Volunteer Group(LDVG) Trustees and staff to ensure the objectives of the Charity are met.   Trustees for LDVG have responsibility for governance of the charity and overseeing the management and administration of the organisation. Trustees have, and must accept, ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of LDVG, ensuring that it is solvent and well run, delivering quality services for people in Larkhall and District for which it was set up. Trustees are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public, funders and service users. Time Commitment The Board currently meet 12 times per year but are trialling moving to 6 times per year from April 2024, normally from 5pm to 7pm on 3rd Tuesday of the month. The Charity now has an interactive communications system which will allow for the occasional opportunity to join online. There will, from time to time, be the opportunity for Trustees to join subgroups such as Fundraising, HR, Finance & Evaluation and Research which meet outwith the main Board meeting. Trustees are also expected to attend the AGM, which is normally held in the summer. Communication between meetings usually takes place by e-mail, letter or occasional phone call. More information available in the attached role profile.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual keen to give back to their community at a strategic level.  They require excellent team building/team development skills as they take a lead role within our Board. Knowledge of charity sector governance would be beneficial. The Charity needs support and guidance in gaining Corporate sponsorship. Can you provide this? Experience of HR and GDPR/cyber security is welcome. 

What difference will you make?

LDVG have a proven track record of positive community impact.  Our Chair, Vice Chair and Trustees are integral to our ongoing success as they steer and guide our strategic direction. We work with over 90 volunteers and have over 350 members who enjoy the benefits of being involved with our organisation.  We offer a wide variety of services and activities, from our daily call line, our lunch clubs, our free handy person service, our various activity groups, to our community transport's shopping services and NHS community car support.  The impact of our work is reflected in the awards we have won or been shortlisted for, and the strong partnerships we have made with our partner organisations. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking team and to contribute to the ongoing success of a local charity making a big difference.


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