Funding Trustee for Home-Start

Description of the role:

Person with experience of accessing funding for charities. Home- Start Mid & West Suffolk is a charity, established in 1983, working in our local community supporting young families in their own home or in our family pre-school groups.
We have recently opened a charity shop in Eye and due to its popularity are looking forward to opening another shop in Stowmarket.
We are looking for someone to join our friendly team of trustees with a particular interest in finding further funding to enable us to continue to develop our successful work.

Opportunity Activities: Business, Management and Research, Fundraising, Marketing, PR and Media, Trusteeship and Committee Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Being part of a team.
Management skills.
Financial knowledge and budgeting.
Experience of accessing funding and grants for charities through a variety of sources.
Good communication skills verbal and written.
Experience of Strategic and financial planning.
Awareness of confidentiality, equality and diversity.
Awareness of Charity Commission requirements and good governance procedures.

What skills will be learned / gained?

Experience being part of running a growing charity.
An understanding and appreciation of children’s and families changing needs.
Be part of a team of trustees, staff and volunteers.

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

Must be aged 18 years or older

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Volunteer Preparation Course
Trustee Training

Extra information:

An opportunity to give something back

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk
Organisation Profile:

At Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk (HSMAWS) we believe that children and families deserve the best possible start in life, to have choices and chances to live the best lives they can. We offer support through home-visiting volunteers, family groups and workshops to people from all walks of life and we aim to help them through any barriers they may face. Our services and projects are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of children, families and community.

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.