We’re in the midst of Trustees’ Week, an opportunity to highlight the vital role trustees play in charities. This year’s theme is ‘making a difference in changing times’, a reflection of the uncertain and difficult landscape faced by the sector and society as a whole. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and impact of trustees;their voluntary commitment ensures charities and groups can continue to support communities in Milton Keynes and beyond.
You can read more about the Community Action: MK trustees here. Their dedication, knowledge of Milton Keynes communities and wealth of experience provides invaluable support for the work of Community Action: MK, we’d like to thank them for their year-round efforts, including appearances as Easter bunnies (!), representing Community Action: MK on national news, supporting events, and the behind-the-scenes diligence that ensures we can strengthen the Milton Keynes community and VCSE sector.
Thinking of becoming a trustee?
If our trustees have inspired you, and you’re interested in finding a trustee role, you can join our community on the volunteering platform DoIt. life, where you can browse opportunities by searching for ‘trustee’. You can also book a support session with our Volunteering Coordinator, who will help you connect to a role, email email@example.com if you’d like to find out more.
Becoming a trustee has many benefits, it can provide connections, it’s also a valuable CPD opportunity. Read more about the positive impact of becoming a trustee here.
Are you looking for a trustee?
If you have vacant trustee roles and would like our support getting to word out, we can promote the opportunity across our social media channels, on our website and in the weekly newsletter which reaches 1300 inboxes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the role description and contact details.
Getting on Board supports the diversification of boards, providing guidance and empowering individuals from all sectors of society in becoming a trustee. They also provide guidance for organisations in their commitment to recruiting a representative board.
Their Festival of Trusteeship offers a programme of online events this Trustees’ Week, with info and panel sessions demystifying trusteeship.
Are you already a trustee, looking for resources to help you in your role?
The National Council for Voluntary Action (NCVO) offers a concise run-down of the legal duties of trustees, with the Resource Centre providing a checklist of the responsibilities of management committees. You can also find further guidance in our Information Sheets.
Want to drive change? Want to help us end homelessness across Milton Keynes? Then read on!
The Denbigh Alliance in Milton Keynes seeks two non-executives/directors with demonstrated experience in change management, corporate governance or human resources to join its board. Board meetings are held in Milton Keynes when safe to do so.
The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.
Are you an effective trustee? Can you help one of MK’s oldest independent charities?
MKPA would like to meet you
By stepping into this role, you will be helping to ensure MKPA’s ongoing sustainability, and therefore allow MKPA to continue to provide support to other local community groups, organisations and families in and around Milton Keynes.
Whilst, not a ‘frontline’ charity, MKPA is a vital part of the community by providing affordable resources and services to local children, families, carers, nurseries, schools in addition to other local community groups such as Guides and Scout , youth clubs and SEND support groups and in 2021 will celebrate it’s 50th year of operation.
What’s in it for you?
This volunteer role, although challenging, would be highly rewarding to see MKPA through this difficult period and into it’s next phase. It gives the volunteer the opportunity to share their business expertise and enable positive change.
In addition, to the benefit the local community would derive from MKPA’s sustainability, you would be instrumental in securing a future for our small, dedicated staff team.
MKPA are eager to find experienced individuals to join the Executive Team and make a positive impact in enabling the charity to further develop it’s vision of a world where children find themselves through play by ‘Making Play Happen and Making Play Matter’.
As a member of the Executive Team, you will have joint responsibility for steering MKPA’s business strategy and policies, thereby ensuring its future sustainability (full role responsibilities available on request).
We are looking for people who can offer experience in any of the following areas:
- Business Planning/Strategy
- Business Development
You are somebody who likes to get stuck in, values learning through play in childhood development and has a passion for people and the local community.
In conjunction with your fellow board members, you must be able to assess the immediate needs of the organisation and implement changes to make a rapid and positive impact, taking into account the operational challenges of supporting a medium sized charity.
Want to find out more?
If you are interested in applying for a Trustee role or would like to find out more, please contact Sarah Keen via email email@example.com or call on 01908 263033.