Tarner Community Project
Tarner Community Project is a charity based in Tarner Park, dedicated to providing services and activities for children and young people, to help them reach their full potential. For the past 18 years, the charity has and continues to work and support children from age 4 and young people up to 25. The charity also supports and offers guidance to families, children and young people in crisis.
The charity offers outstanding provision in a caring, inclusive, community led environment. Healthy living and wellbeing is at the heart of the project with an emphasis on physical and year round outdoor activities.
A dedicated team of highly qualified, experienced staff deliver a broad range of services:
* After School Club and Holiday Play Schemes for children aged 4-11
* Youth Clubs and sports training, bike clubs, arts projects, dance and outings for young people aged 8-19
* One to one support for young people.
As Tarner Community Project is a charity it is required by law to have a governing body of trustees. The trustees are volunteers who meet once a month to oversee the running of the After School Club (ASC) and the Youth Project (YP). The Charity Manager is responsible for every day management of the project, reporting to the trustees. The plan is to move trustee meetings to bi-monthly once the board is fully established.
We deliver a range of clubs and activities all year round, focussed on issues key to people of this age range, such as: sexual health, sport & healthy living, positive relationships, substance misuse, sports, cooking, creative projects and opportunities for 1:1 confidential guidance and support with qualified youth workers.
Over the years the trustees have been local people with an in interest in the project, parents of children who use the ASC and the YP and professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help small projects like ours survive and flourish.
What does a trustee do?
Trustees give direction to a charity and are ultimately responsible for its activities and are predominantly focussed on governance and strategic planning. This includes overseeing key points around monthly expenditure, annual budgets & accounts, staffing & personnel, marketing and advocacy and most importantly, the wide variety of issues affecting the management of the ASC and YP. The role is not weighed down with issues regarding general operational matters, as on a day to day basis, this is managed by the Charity Manager and the exceptionally dedicated, skilled team of play and youth workers.
What are the benefits of becoming a trustee?
* Put your skills and experience to use and make a lasting difference to a cause you care about
* Learn about the management and strategy side of charities by taking on a leadership role
* It’s the perfect volunteering opportunity for busy people
* Work with new and interesting people from diverse background
* The experience will enhance your CV and may open doors to new career paths
As a team of only 3 trustees, we urgently need more trustees! You need to be able to commit to a couple of hours per month on a regular basis. More help is always welcome, but we try to keep meetings to a minimum as we all have busy lives and work commitments. However, without additional trustees, with a variety of experience & skills, the future management of this fantastic project is vulnerable.
Being a trustee is a highly regarded, responsible position and is a great opportunity to develop skills, whilst giving something of great value back into the local community.
If you would like to find out more we would love to hear from you. Please call the Charity Manager Emma Jacquest – 01273 679940 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> – she would be delighted to hear from you and meet you at your convenience to discuss this role further.
Look forward to hearing from you!