1. Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Trustee

Borders of West Essex & London

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning provides a 54 acre classroom which engages people in farming, gardening, environmental and adventurous activities to improve their health and wellbeing, and support their personal development.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Lambourne End Centre is a niche charity in south west Essex that works with over 18,000 young people each year on a wide range of personal development programmes, using our unique blend of adventure, environmental and farm activities.


The role

Are you passionate about helping people realise their full potential?

Can you bring something special to help lead an already successful charity with plans to grow and increase its impact?

Lambourne End Centre is a niche charity in south west Essex that works with over 18,000 young people each year on a wide range of personal development programmes, using our unique blend of adventure, environmental and farm activities. Our mission is “to support people to overcome obstacles in life through nurturing them in nature, encouraging them in play and curiosity, challenging them in risk and adventure, and engaging them in outdoor learning. Cultivating connections to the world around them, and inspiring positive lasting change.” We do this by using the activities to generate a wide range of tailored programmes designed to encourage team building, problem solving and communication skills, as well as build confidence, enthuse and motivate, and raise aspirations.

The groups we work with are as varied as Princes Trust groups, School groups, Pupil Referral Units, young people with disabilities or additional needs, and those struggling in mainstream education (for a variety of reasons). No two days or two groups are ever the same, and each day brings a fresh challenge!

The Centre is seeking new Trustees to join the existing Board to provide strategic leadership for the Centre and strengthen the expertise of the existing board. We are looking for people with good networking skills and existing networks, who will act as an ambassador for Lambourne End and develop the work of the Centre in line with its strategic aims. We are aiming for our trustee board to be more diverse and better reflect the people and communities that use the Centre. Therefore, we are especially keen for individuals from the full spectrum of UK society to apply.

Suitable candidates should have:

· Integrity that inspires trust

· Passion for the work of the Centre

· Commitment to Board effectiveness

The post is voluntary and non-remunerated, however, out of pocket expenses may be claimed.

If you think you can bring leadership, passion and expertise to the Centre, we would really love to hear from you. For more information about the Centre and the activities it runs please see our website www.lambourne-end.org.uk or phone 020 8500 3047; for more information about this role, please see the information Pack on the website: www.lambourne-end.org.uk/trustee.

If you would be interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Trustee of the Lambourne End Centre, please contact Rob Gayler, Chief Executive Officer to arrange a visit and informal chat: 020 8500 3047, extension 224 or rob.gayler@lambourne-end.org.uk.

Closing date for applications

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