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The Selby Trust is a registered charity and local community anchor with expertise in providing affordable community facilities to community groups and supporting local people through tough times.

Selby is now looking for skilled and committed individuals to further strengthen its Board of Trustees on an unpaid, voluntary basis. We are looking for people who can contribute effectively to thinking on both local, strategic and practical issues. The Board is particularly looking to expand its knowledge base in the areas of:

* Interest in championing the role of communities, young people and their local contribution

* improving community safety and strengthening bonds between people at a neighbourhood level

* community economic development and global development

We currently have a vacancy for the following trustee roles:

* Community associate – showing a demonstrable link to Selby Centre via having delivered or received support or services or used the facilities onsite

* Licencee associate – evidence of being a office licence holder onsite at the Selby Centre

* Treasurer – a defined Treasurer role for which a dedicated role description and application form is available online http://www.selbytrust.co.uk/articles/honorary-treasurer-voluntary

However, we would welcome applications from any individual who can add to the level of relevant skills on the Trustee Board. You would need to commit to five/six early evening meetings a year and an occasional planning days and other organisational events. The positions are voluntary and travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Application packs can be requested from Paige Smith, Communications & Administrative Support Officer by telephone on 0208 885 5499 or by email at paige@selbytrust.co.uk. If you would like to Sona Mahtani, Chief Executive about this role, then please indicate this when you request the pack.

Closing Date for All Applications: Monday, 3rd September 2018 @ 10am

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Honorary Treasurer Trustee Opportunities at The Selby Trust The Selby Trust is a registered charity and a community business with expertise in providing affordable community facilities for the third sector and reaching historically excluded communities.

As the Honorary Treasurer, you are well supported by the Chief Executive and advice from the independent chartered accountancy firm which undertakes our quarterly management accounts and prepares our year-end accounts for audit by another chartered accountancy firm in line with charity law. We are currently exploring social investment opportunities and would welcome applications from those with experience and interest in this area.

You are likely to have a background in Finance, Strategy and Governance, Fundraising, Legal, Risk Management.

The role of Honorary Treasurer involves:

 Receiving information to be able to examine and convey information about the charity’s finances and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the rganization’s financial resources.

 Have a good insight into the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.

 Acts as a counter signatory on payments and funding applications and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.

 Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the good of the organization’s work and for the organisation it serves. You would need to commit to approximately six early evening meetings a year and an occasional planning days and other organisational events.

The positions are voluntary and travel expenses can be reimbursed. A

pplication packs can be requested from Paige Smith by telephone on 020 885 5499 or by email at sona@selbytrust.co.uk. If you would like to Sona Mahtani, Chief Executive about this role, then please indicate this when you request the pack.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday, 3rd September 2018 @ 10am

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General Volunteer Opportunities

We offer travel expenses and lunch expenses to those who volunteer for over 4hrs a day.

Job Description:

  • Assist in providing regular content for the Charities various social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Assist in ensuring photographs of key events are taken and posted.
  • Work with the other 40 to find out key events, projects or information that they would like promoting.
  • Assist (where possible) on ‘live tweeting’ of events.
  • Responding to queries via Social Media
  • Assist with the marketing of the Selby Trust and their projects at local community events.

Who We Are Looking For:

This would suit someone who has either worked in a similar environment previously (including as a volunteer), or someone who uses social media as a hobby and wishes to gain experience on how to develop this within the workplace.

We expect you to:

  • Have some knowledge of how social media works
  • Work well within a team and on own initiative.
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work with a variety of people.
  • Be able to work in a busy office environment

Times:

We are looking for one or two people to committ to one or two days during the week (Mon-Fri) between 10am - 4pm or 12pm - 6pm. We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit at least 8-12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description

The Selby Trust’s Global Gardening Project is a series of initiatives aimed at bringing local people together to:

  • Create opportunities that improve the local landscape
  • Promote and increase awareness of growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in urban areas
  • Increase awareness of alternative ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through improved diet and exercise

Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for someone who enjoys gardening or wishes to start learning how to grow their own fruit and veg. Possibly you have always wanted an allotment but never were able to. 

Times:

We are looking for someone who can come in at least once a week on either Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 9am - 3pm. We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit at least 8-12 weeks.

Other:

We will supply tools and equipment, however volunteers will need to bring their own suitable clothing.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description:

  • Offering general admin support to staff at the Selby Trust (i.e. taking minutes, helping with filing, photocopying for big events).
  • Answering telephone queries.
  • Assisting visitors who present themselves at reception.
  • Maintaining the information displays around the centre (leaflets, boards etc.)
  • Dealing with distribution and collection of post.
  • Ensuring that signage around the building is up to date.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for someone who can work good as part of a team, has good customer service and communication skills. Is able to use IT. Would ideally suit someone who has experience in a similar role or is hoping to work in a similar role in the future

Times:

We are looking for someone who can work at least one day a week (10am - 4pm). We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description:

We are seeking a volunteer to assist us with our funding bids and applications. The role includes:

  • To research potential partnerships and assist in the development of project proposals
  • To research funding opportunities and assist in the development of grant proposals
  • To research commissioning opportunities
  • To develop fundraising strategies
  • To explore self-financing opportunities
  • To source CSR opportunities from local and national companies

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understanding the bidding process
  • Some experience of a similar role

This role would suit someone previously working in a fundraising environment who may have retired or is considering returning to this field and would like some recent experience. However we are happy to work with someone who has the desire to develop experience in this field if they have the right qualities.

Times

We are looking for someone who can give at least one day a week on a weekday (10am - 4pm). We will be flexible around childcare/school timetables.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description:

We are looking for gardening volunteers to help us maintain the grounds of the Selby Centre. Ideally this would be someone with a keen interest and enjoys gardening, horticulture and plants who enjoys working outdoors and working on their own initiative.

Role:

  • Pruning
  • Hand-weeding
  • Planting
  • Basic up-keep of the external parts of the centre.
  • Leaf raking
  • Clearing footpaths 

Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for someone who enjoys gardening and working outside. We want you to see this as a role where you can expand on your hobby.

Times

We are looking for someone who can give at least one day a week on a weekday (10am - 4pm). We will be flexible around childcare/school timetables. We are happy if you are only able to do half a day and we can discuss weekends if needed.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please email info@selbytrust.co.uk to tell us about your passion for gardening and what you enjoy doing.

Job Description:

The Selby Trust is a local charity based in Tottenham, North London. We work for the local community in developing projects around community development, environmental sustainability, economic development and community justice.

We are looking for a volunteer to undertake small DIY tasks and repairs - little things that would make a huge difference to the people who use the service, staff, volunteers and visitors to the Selby Centre and to keep the building looking presentable.

Role:

  • You will have:
    • Some experience in painting and decorating.
    • The ability to assist with minor fixes (i.e. broken door handles).
    • Basic understanding of plumbing (i.e. clearing blocked sinks)
  • You will work alongside a team of site staff who would be very happy to have the support. You hopefully enjoy painting, decorating and fixing things.

 

Times

We are looking for someone who can give at least one day a week on a weekday (10am - 4pm). We will be flexible around childcare/school timetables. 

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please email info@selbytrust.co.uk to tell us about your skills and how much time you can commit

Job Description

  • Assist in ensuring items on the website are up to date
  • Assist in producing the monthly newsletter (training provided)
  • Assist in ensuring items on the website are up to date

Who We Are Looking For:

This would suit someone who has either worked in a similar environment previously (including as a volunteer), or someone who has website management or blogging as a hobby and wishes to gain experience on how to develop this within the workplace.

We expect you to:

  • Have some knowledge of how websites work
  • Work well within a team and on own initiative.
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work with a variety of people.
  • Be able to work in a busy office environment

Times:

We are looking for one or two people to committ to one or two days during the week (Mon-Fri) between 10am - 4pm or 12pm - 6pm. We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit at least 8-12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description

  • Place items online on our eBay charity shop (test items, take photographs, write honest descriptions etc.)
  • Ensure the items are dispatched or collected (a majority will be collected)
  • Market the items on the internet for maximum exposure (i.e. Facebook, mailouts, etc). 
  • Assist in selling items locally to other charities and voluntary sector organisations.

Who We Are Looking For:

This would suit someone who is very organised, enjoys keeping accurate files and has good communication skills.

We expect you to:

  • Have some knowledge of how eBay works
  • Work well within a team and on own initiative.
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work with a variety of people.
  • Be able to work in a busy office environment

Times:

We are looking for one or two people to committ to one or two days during the week (Mon-Fri) between 10am - 4pm or 12pm - 6pm. We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit at least 8-12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk

Job Description

  • Assist the team in purchasing items (mainly DIY items) in preparation of the event
  • Help the team in shopping, placing items in safe place onsite and keep track of budget
  • Maintain the registration and evaluation information

Who We Are Looking For:

This would suit someone who is very organised, enjoys keeping accurate files and has good communication skills. This role does involve some physical work in collecting and storing purchased items.

We expect you to:

  • Have some knowledge of building works (low/medium level)
  • Work well within a team and on own initiative.
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work with a variety of people.
  • Be able to work in a busy office environment

Times:

We are looking for one or two people to committ to one or two days during the week (Mon-Fri) between 10am - 4pm or 12pm - 6pm. We will accomodate those who need to work around school hours.

Commitment:

We are looking for someone who can commit at least 8-12 weeks.

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@selbytrust.co.uk