Host Organisation: Crewe Youth Club

Could you use your skills to guide Crewe Youth Club? We are looking for new Trustees to bring their skills to support us as we enter a new phase for the Club and an exciting new beginning for the organisation.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Community Halls/Buildings, Families, Sport and Leisure, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Trusteeship, Youth Work
Location: Crewe
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

History
Crewe Youth Club first opened its doors in 1964 and is has been a part of the lives of the young people of Crewe for the last 50 years. Unfortunately the Club was devastated by fire in September 2014.
After hard work by the current trustees the Club has become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and is now in a position to move forwards. Exciting times are ahead with plans for a new life for the youth club, aiming to become an essential part of the local community again.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for trustees to help us in this new phase. You will work with the current trustees and be one of the people responsible for the running of the charity and directly involved in its governance – making the charity effective, providing overall direction and the sound management of funds.
Other important responsibilities include:
• Helping to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to continue the work of the Youth Club
• Helping to develop and approve policies and procedures
• Using own skills, knowledge and experience to help the Trustees reach sound decisions
• Ensuring that major decisions and policies are made by Trustees acting collectively
• Contributing to raising the profile of the Club
• Helping to develop the plans for the new youth club and engage the local community.
We are looking anyone who has a genuine interest in supporting young people and the wider community.

Time Commitment: Trustee meetings are once a month however during this exciting stage of our development a little more time may be needed.
If you’re interested and would like to know more please contact Ray Palin Tel: 07872 577107 or Jenny Heath calshouse@hotmail.co.uk
Applications can be made online via CVS Cheshire East. www.cvsce.org.uk

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We are looking anyone who has a genuine interest in supporting young people and the wider community.
We are particularly hoping to involve Trustees with the following specific skills:
• Fundraising skills
• Business management skills
• Marketing/social media/communications
• Professional background (e.g. accountant/solicitor/architect etc.)
• IT
While these are important skills, you don’t need special qualifications to become a Trustee for the Club.
Of equal importance is common sense, flexibility, offering your time, an ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn. This is a volunteer role and we ask that you must be reliable and committed, discrete and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

The current trustees will provide full support to help you become part of the team - bringing you up to date on the current position and inviting you to meet other trustees.

What training is available for the volunteer?: