Diversity Matters NW Trustees

Diversity Matters North West (DMNW) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It provides a range of services including social and physical activities, training programmes and support to women in crisis. The charity is able to meet the needs of the local community with the support of over 100 volunteers. We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Tameside, Greater Manchester. We work in partnership with other agencies to empower people to bring about positive change in the area and increase their control over issues that affect them. Our main work programmes are: • Health improvement. • Women’s learning and development. • Community engagement and awareness raising. • Volunteer development. • Support for south Asian women in crisis. Our team of 9 staff is currently supported by an active Board of 7 trustees. We are currently funded through a mixture of grants and public service contracts. There are no long-term guarantees of funding. What We Can Offer Becoming a member of our Board will give you the opportunity to put your specialist skills and knowledge at the service of a local community and to play a key role in developing and shaping the future of the charity. You will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge in relation to charity governance as well as wider social policy and voluntary-sector issues. This is not a salaried position, but you will be able to claim reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses, this includes the cost of any DBS check.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Role of the Board
• To lead the organisation effectively.
• To keep informed of the organisation’s work and wider issues that affect it.
• To help develop policies.
• To ensure the organisation can meet its financial obligations and is insured.
• To ensure the organisation follows the law and its governing document.
• To ensure that staff are properly supervised and supported.
Trustee Role Description
Essential Requirements
• To attend Board meetings in Hyde of up to 2 hours’ duration (currently quarterly, 5-7pm on a Monday (this is subject to review). During the pandemic we are conducting our meetings virtually via Zoom.
• To read meeting minutes and other papers in preparation for meetings.
• To send apologies when unable to attend meetings.
• To participate in occasional training and development activities to be an effective committee member.
• To declare any conflicts of interest at meetings.

Desirable Requirements
• To be willing to consider an additional responsibility such as an officer role (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) or membership of a sub-committee.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Trustee Person Specification
As the Board of trustees, we are seeking to appoint local BAMER resident to join our dynamic team.
You will meet at least the essential requirements set out above. Ideally you will meet the desirable requirement as well. In addition, you will have skills or knowledge to offer in at least one of the following areas:
• Local community experience, knowledge and involvement.
• Managing a public service (either in a charity or in the public sector),
• Managing a commercial business,
• Human resources management or employment advice and guidance,
• Accountancy or financial management,
• Property management,
• Legal advice,
• Income Generation (including fundraising, bid-writing, sponsorship).

Areas of Interest: Community, Community centre, Health and wellbeing, Older people, Race and Ethnicity, Social Welfare, Women
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Home, Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, Online, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Legal work, Virtual Volunteering
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Negotiating, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Diversity Matters North West
Organisation Profile: Diversity Matters North West (DMNW) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It provides a range of services including social and physical activities, training programmes and support to women in crisis. The charity is able to meet the needs of the local community with the support of over 45 volunteers. We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Tameside, Greater Manchester. We work in partnership with other agencies to empower people to bring about positive change in the area and increase their control over issues that affect them. Our main work programmes are: • Health improvement. • Women’s learning and development. • Community engagement and awareness raising • Volunteer development • Support for South Asian women in crisis.