Trustee - The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) was founded in 1951 and is an international non-profit NGO, the sole international organisation representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 111 member organisations. Registered in the UK and located in London, the organisation plays a global role in supporting the profession, maintaining standards with a view to ensuring that people throughout the world who have access to physiotherapists receive the best quality care possible. Their biennial congress is renowned for its quality of teaching and sharing of best practice. In 2017 they will be holding the congress in Cape Town and in 2019 in Geneva.
You can find out more about WCPT and the amazing work the organisation does here: WCPT
Trustee and Finance Committee members - British Society for Haematology
The British Society for Haematology (BSH) is the main haematology society in the UK for haematologists and allied health professionals. Its objectives are to advance the practice and study of haematology and to facilitate contact between persons interested in this field of medicine. Founded in 1960, this professional membership body and charity now has almost 1800 members, mostly comprising consultant and trainee haematologists, and works alongside other bodies such as the Royal Colleges to ensure best practice in the study of blood disorders; to offer educational work, mainly aimed at trainees, junior doctors and undergraduates; and to offer clinical guidelines for the specialism.
You can find out much more about the organisation and our work here:
Chair - Dudley West Midlands
With a track record of delivering high-quality services and a team passionate about contributing to the community in a sustainable way Dudley Libraries Archives and Adult Learning (LAAL) service is seeking to “spin out” from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, with the aim of adopting a new and innovative approach to deliver services for the local area.
“Spinning out” as an independent not for profit entity has been identified as the best way forward against a challenging financial backdrop for these essential services and the local authority, whilst delivering the vision of a community council and the evolving strategy for community “hubs” that will include a range of services. The model enables greater freedoms and flexibilities to develop new ways of working and deliver new services and to take on other services which have synergy with the overall lifelong learning and cultural purpose.
As the Mutual is still an emergent one the website is still under construction but you can find out more about the current LAAL service provision here: Dudley LAAL
Trustees for Ruskin Mill Trust – Ethical banking expertise
Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT) has been providing specialist Education, Health & Care for children and young people for over 25 years. Our pioneering method of 'Practical Skills Therapeutic Education' is recognised internationally and has helped transform the lives of hundreds of young people. We provide innovative and experiential education for people with special learning needs through practical activities in the arts, crafts, commerce, biodynamic agriculture, nutrition and living skills. Their colleges based at Nailsworth, Stourbridge, Pembrokeshire and Sheffield offer residential provision too, so that their students can also learn independence skills. RMT also has a site in Darlington, an independent school in Sheffield, and a brand new site, Argent College will open in Birmingham in September 2015.
Group Board Chair - Avenues
Avenues is a group of charities that supports people who are living with disabilities, illness or injury to live the best life possible. We support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues, acquired brain injury and dementia in supported living schemes, residential care homes and through outreach or homecare.
Avenues is looking for an individual with the necessary blend of skills and experience to become the next Group Board Chair. We are looking for someone who will provide committed leadership to the Board, its subsidiary companies and subsidiary chair’s and the Chief Executive. This person will act as the driving force to further develop Avenues vision and values.
Trustees - Emmaus Cambridge
Social enterprise and charity Emmaus Cambridge is seeking to recruit three trustees who are motivated and committed to engaging in our work. Now in our 25th year we have successfully been providing accommodation, support, and meaningful activity to formerly homeless people in a way which is unique to the Emmaus movement. You can find out more about our work here: Emmaus Cambridge
Emmaus Cambridge is seeking to complement the wide range of skills the board of trustees already has by recruiting three people, ideally with human resource, public relations and retail management experience. If you feel you have got what it takes to be part of our exciting organisation, working with our companions (the name we use for our residents) and the staff team to develop our accommodation, support and social enterprises, please download the Emmaus Cambridge Trustee Candidate Pack
Trustee – Harrison Housing
Harrison Housing was established in 1869 by three Harrison sisters and Miss Goodwin, who were motivated to found the ‘Homes for the Aged Poor’, having witnessed the poverty and hardship suffered by retired domestic staff on leaving a lifetime of service. This offered a much better alternative than the harsh conditions of the workhouse, as many were destitute after leaving service and had nowhere else to turn. Their first experimental home consisted of an eight-bedroom house in Portland Road, West London, and by 1899, the charity had opened a further fourteen almshouses providing essential housing to 172 residents.
Today Harrison Housing boasts a portfolio of two well-appointed almshouses providing high quality sheltered accommodation with a total of 67 flats, plus a further 24 flats that the charity owns. Major refurbishment work has been undertaken in the past few years and the high quality services provided by us are much admired. Harrison Housing also undertakes the management of other almshouse charities throughout the London area.
Further Information about Harrison Housing’s history and current facilities can be found at: Harrison Housing
Trustees - School-Home Support
School-Home Support (SHS) works in partnership with schools and others to get children to school, ready to learn. Whatever it takes. We help disadvantaged and vulnerable children to overcome barriers to their learning. You can find out more about its pivotal work here: School-Home Support
Chair of Trustees – National Youth Agency
The National Youth Agency (NYA) is one of the national bodies for the vital and vibrant youth work sector. Over the last 50 years its work has pioneered working holistically with young people and enabling them to believe in themselves and to prepare for life, and contribute something meaningful to society through being involved in the various programmes it helps set up.
The NYA champions youth work in its many forms: celebrating the work of the sectors’ practitioners and deepening the understanding of the value of the discipline among youth work policy-makers, educators and employers; professionalises it, through setting occupational standards, and enables it, through its networks of front line youth work providers and arrangements with imaginative commercial and public sector partners. Its work ranges from delivering youth-facing corporate responsibility programmes (CSR) for major businesses, or supporting local authorities to articulate their youth offer. We have also developed consultancy and training programmes, established an exemplary programme management system and created awards to help organisations to strive for best practice for youth work.
You can find out much more about our organisation and our work here: National Youth Agency
Non Executive Directors - Spirit of 2012
Trustees Unlimited is delighted to working again with Spirit of 2012 (Spirit), a grant-making trust founded and endowed by the Big Lottery Fund in 2013 to create a lasting social and community legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The charity supports projects and organisations across the UK to provide opportunities in physical activity and sport, the arts, volunteering and social action to enhance well-being and to tackle isolation and social disadvantage. It focuses on projects that empower people and increase their participation in their communities, ensuring that the spirit which radiated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics can be felt by throughout the UK. By connecting major sporting, cultural and historically significant events to communities across the country, Spirit’s investment is of local, regional and national benefit.