Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd July 2022


  • Advertised from 14th June 2022

Role

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 :

  • with an interest in and preferably experience of safeguarding.
  • with administrative experience to take on the role of secretary working with the Chair and our members to raise the profile of the organisation
  • with HR experience to assist us to provide excellent employment experience for our part-time and sessional staff

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.

Vision

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.

Benefits

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.

Application notes

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, alison.spurway@btinternet.com.

For a confidential discussion about the roles, please phone 07810114547 before 21 June or after 3 July.

Closing Date: 22 July 2022.