As Tarner Community Project is a charity we are required by law to have a governing body of trustees. The trustees are volunteers who meet once a quarter to oversee the running of the Children’s Project (TCP) and the Youth Project (YP). The CEO is responsible for the daily management of the project and reports to the trustees.
A wide range of clubs and activities are delivered all year round, focussed on issues relevant to young people of this age range, such as: sexual health, sport and healthy living, positive relationships, substance misuse, sports, cooking and creative projects. There are also opportunities for one-to-one confidential guidance and support with qualified youth workers.
Over the years, the trustees have been local people with an in interest in the project, parents of children who use the TCP and the YP and professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help small projects like ours survive and flourish.
What does a trustee do?
Trustees provide governance and strategic direction to the charity, as well as overseeing monthly expenditure, annual budgets and accounts, staffing and personnel, marketing and advocacy and most importantly, the wide variety of issues affecting the management of the TCP and YP. All day to day operational matters are managed by the CEO and the Project’s exceptionally dedicated, skilled team of play and youth workers.
What are the benefits of becoming a trustee?
- Put your skills and experience to use and make a lasting difference to a cause you care about.
- Learn about the management and strategy side of charities by taking on a leadership role.
- Work with new and interesting people from diverse background.
- The experience will enhance your CV, may fulfil CPD commitments and can even open doors to new career paths.
Being a trustee is a highly regarded, responsible position and is a great opportunity to develop skills, whilst giving something of great value back into the local community. Please do get in touch to register your interest.