1. Rise:61

Chair of Trustees


We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees in February 2024 due to the current Chair stepping back from the role because of work commitments. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to have a real impact on the lives of young people

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Who we are

Rise:61 is a youth charity set up in 2014 to serve the estate of Bemerton Heath (Salisbury) which is in the top 20% of most deprived wards in England and has the highest child poverty rate across all of Swindon and Wiltshire. We work directly with 60 young people a week, providing free after school clubs, trips, mentoring, community events and alternative education provision. We exist to help young people tell a different story with their lives.

The role

In this pivotal role, you will lead our Board of Trustees, chair meetings, provide crucial support to the experienced Director, and serve as a spokesperson for our charity. This is your chance to work alongside a vibrant and passionate team of Trustees, staff and volunteers in an organisation that’s making a real difference.

Who we’re looking for

You don’t need prior experience as a Chair of Trustees; what matters most is your commitment, skills, and enthusiasm. The role requires a commitment of about four hours a week including six Board of Trustee meetings per year. The role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

The charity is at an exciting point in its development, and after a period of significant growth in the last 24 months we are in a strong position to increase our impact. To guide our work for the coming years we are embarking on a process in early 2024 to refresh our vision and develop a 5 year strategy. Therefore, we are looking for somebody with the passion, knowledge and skills to help contribute to this process and further grow our impact in the community.

Ready to join us?

If you share our commitment to transforming the lives of young people in Bemerton Heath, we want to hear from you! Check out www.rise61.org/chair and apply today. Applications will be received until 9am on 10th January 2024, with interviews scheduled for later that month.

Supporting document(s)

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