Thinking about being a Trustee? It’s great way to support your local community and we have some very rewarding roles available in Lichfield District at the moment that may suit YOU!
Lichfield Waterworks Trust is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving Sandfields Water Pumping Station with its fascinating history and unique Victorian Pumping Engine. Since February 2017 its volunteers have cleaned, maintained and researched the building and engine, with occasional openings to the public. This historic pumping station was fundamental to eradicating cholera in the Black Country by supplying clean water from Lichfield!
The Trust are looking for a Trustee to join them to be able to make a real contribution to a new visitor attraction which will keep alive one of the key parts of Lichfield’s heritage. The Trustee will help to provide, with other Board members, the overall strategic direction and governance of the trust while applying and developing skills and knowledge. Opportunities in general management, community engagement, visitor welcoming, and guiding, engineering, building, finance and heritage/archives are available among others.
They are also looking for a Finance Manager to manage the day-to-day finances of the trust including income and expenditure, investments, donations and bequests. Working with the board of trustees, they will contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation and advise on projects and longer term financial issues.
Would you like the opportunity to work with others on the Lichfield Pumping Station, a unique charitable enterprise that will enhance the heritage, cultural and community landscape of the City and the District? If you’re interested in finding out more, please have a look at the role descriptions here:
Finance Manager – DetailsForSearch – VMS (vcconnectsystem.org.uk)
Citizens Advice South East Staffordshire is a registered charity that provides free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to residents of Lichfield District. They give advice and information on a wide variety of subjects, including debt, welfare benefits, housing, consumer matters, immigration, relationships, family and taxes. They are a source of influence on local and national social policy and use evidence of clients’ problems to campaign for improvements to policies and services.
They are currently looking for a new member of their Trustee Board, to help determine strategy governance and focus of Citizens Advice South East Staffs. This role will involve taking active discussion in quarterly board meetings, plus the opportunity to get involved and work on specific projects. Attending quarterly Board meetings, the Trustees set policy and strategy direction, set targets and evaluate the performance of the local Citizens Advice.
Could you join then and make a positive impact for people in your local area by ensuring that the local Citizens Advice is sustainable and meeting the needs of the community? Find out more about the role here: DetailsForSearch – VMS (vcconnectsystem.org.uk)
Fancy finding out more about being a Trustee? There are some great little video guides here Support for charity trustees (beingacharitytrustee.campaign.gov.uk)
And you can test your knowledge with a quiz here Trustee Quiz 5 Minute Guides (involve.me)