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Volunteer Trustee to join the Board to drive the Charity to its aims

Dawn Sailing Barge Trust Ltd


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Dawn Sailing Barge Trust has embarked on an exciting new path and now needs a strong vibrate Board to make this a strong resilient future for the the Trust and the Thames Sailing Barge.


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Tolleshunt D'Arcy, CM9 8AG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

  The DAWN Trust believes it has identified how its maritime heritage can now be employed to serve the more isolated coastal communities along the Essex Coast & Rivers. This would be achieved by providing a dependable, regular and scheduled facility to be exploited as a community hub, for use by agencies specialising in wellbeing, with a particular focus on men’s wellbeing. The DAWN would berth for up to five days within each participating community, revisiting each port regularly all year round; offering the opportunity for social programmes designed to engage those seeking social interaction and support. This project has received funding from the Heritage Lottery enabling it to become one step closer to a reality.   The DAWN TRUST is engaged with a major regional University to design and develop an integrated electric propulsion system, that allows the boat to be operated electrically when wind is not available. The DAWN will act as a floating test bench for students to actively engage in developing the operating algorithms required, and components employed. It is anticipated that the developed systems will be marketed commercially through a joint venture. This project to be launched in Q3 2024. Cargo of Hope With the experience gained providing a community hub for Essex coastal communities, (through partnering with local CVS providers) , it is proposed to create an intermediary CIC company to engage with other local CVS agencies to provide similar services to other coastal communities in the Thames Estuary. This project will be launched in Q2 2025 

What are we looking for?

A proven experience of financial management & fundraising, project management, strategic planning, and general management would be welcomed A working knowledge of management within the CVS/Wellbeing sector would be particularly beneficial. We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role; who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. Any previous governance experience is not required - we will provide you with a full induction and training. A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: accountability, honesty, integrity, leadership, objectivity, openness and selflessness are desirable personal skills and qualities.

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 purpose to achieve a well being hub in the heart of our community.


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