Crowthorne Old Age to Teen Society (COATS) was set up in 1966 to support older people living in and around the area of Crowthorne in Berkshire. We own and run The COATS Centre, recently totally refurbished through the “Building a Better COATS Programme”. The charity employs staff to run the Centre, together with many volunteers, who also help in the well-equipped kitchen and drive the charity-owned minibus.
Why are we looking for new trustees?
Following the centre refurbishment, our trustee Board is now looking to the future, with some more-longstanding trustees feeling the time is right to pass on their responsibilities to another generation.
COATS is thus looking to recruit new trustees with any of the following interests, skills and expertise:
- Human Resources – acting as the lead for our HR strategy and support to our employees, including producing & updating our HR policies and procedures.
- Honorary Secretary – support to the Board, arranging meetings, producing Minutes, keeping and updating Membership details, managing generic trustee correspondence.
- Health, Wellbeing or Social Care liaison – providing your specialist knowledge and expertise in developing our relationships with Health and Social Care agencies, and in the health & wellbeing agendas.
What do you get as a volunteer Trustee of our organisation?
- An opportunity to exercise your specialist experience, skills and knowledge (as above), possibly in a different environment or context
- A chance to augment your experience of charities
- A boost to your career and CV, if appropriate
- Helping equip COATS for the future and shape our vision
- Satisfaction of helping the older people of Crowthorne, and giving something back to your community
- Induction, training, support from us and other charity-support organisations
What do we get?
- Your skills, experience and knowledge in one of: HR, charity administration and secretarial, or Social Care & Wellbeing
- Your abilities to help our charity grow in line with our strategic plans
- Enhancement to our governance and the Board of trustees
- Your participation in our collective decision-making, contributing to all areas of our charity work
- Your enthusiasm
What do our beneficiaries get?
- The ability to increase activities and support for more older people in the area
- A well-governed charity, sustainable for the future
- A forward-looking and agile organisation, with a well-informed Board of Trustees
How do I apply?
For a Role Description and Person Specification and more details about each specialist trustee role, please contact The Honorary Secretary via CharityJob