The Children’s Wood thechildrenswood.co.uk is seeking to strengthen its skill set on the Board. To this end we are seeking new Trustees :
About The Children’s Wood
The land between Kelbourne, Sanda and Clouston Streets - G20 8QW became derelict in the 1970s after it ceased to be playing fields for the local Secondary Schools which had closed. Residents fought a long battle to stop developers building on it and to retain it as green space. In 2015 The Children’s Wood was registered as a charity - SC045378. It has been described as a real “secret garden” in the heart of a residential area.
In addition, the charity established a youth- based programme known as G20 Youth Festival led by local young people. With a varied programme at an indoor base, they are encouraged to enjoy being outdoors and cooking for the local community.
Our vision is for a safe place for small children to play and thrive, young people with challenging life experiences to connect positively with their community and local residents to find a green oasis within a busy city.
These are unpaid appointments. However, the return is considerable. You will gain experience in shaping the future of a young charity. You will learn about the considerable support and advice provided by various agencies in Scotland to enable Third Sector organisations to thrive. You will work with like-minded people whose life experiences and values will enrich yours. At present the Board meets 4 times a year but there is a necessity for engagement more frequently. Expenses will be covered but most meetings are on Zoom.
We invite applications from people with experience in working with children, young people and communities. It is an ideal opportunity for someone at the beginning of their career in this area or a recently retired person who is looking to share their expertise. It would be ideal but not essential to be a local resident.
Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in The Children’s Wood to the Alison Spurway, Chair of the Board, email@example.com.
For a confidential discussion about the roles, please phone 07810114547.
Closing Date: 26 August 2022.