Do you have a passion for working with young people?

Winchester Street Reach would welcome anyone with fundraising experience in being part of our board of Trustees who meet six times a year. We are a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people aged 11-18 (up to 25 with additional need) in Winchester and the surrounding areas.

Established in 1983, our work is open to all young people and is particularly targeted towards those experiencing disadvantage. Our approach in working with young people is primarily through Detached Youth Work or outreach work in local communities. We build relationships with young people in order that we may offer support, advice and opportunities. We run a youth club in Micheldever village and also offer drop-in projects and trips.

We are looking for volunteers to join our board of Trustees. Winchester Street Reach is managed on a daily basis by a professional team of well qualified staff which include a CEO, Project Administrator and fundraiser, and a team of vibrant and enthusiastic youth workers. The vision, strategy and charitable oversight of the organisation is the responsibility of the trustees who support the CEO and staff, making financial and project related decisions and assist in the recruitment of new staff and Trustees. Your expertise will play a critical role in sustaining our programmes, expanding our outreach, and helping the young people reach their full potential!

Trustees are elected for one year at a time, a commitment of two years is preferable as this provides stability and ensures knowledge and experience can be passed on.

We are looking for people who can:

  • Be committed to the purpose, objects and values of the organisation.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Have leadership, mentoring or staff development qualities.
  • Have fundraising experiece
  • Be able to listen and make clear judgements.
  • Be able to act reasonably and responsibly when undertaking such duties and performing tasks.
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive and confidential information.
  • Be supportive of the values (and ethics) of the organisation.
  • Understand the importance and purpose of meetings, and be committed to preparing for them adequately and attending them regularly.
  • Be able to work independently on tasks such as revision of policies.
  • Be able to make collective decisions and stand by them.
  • Be willing to devote time and effort to the charity.
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