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Eastern Ravens Trust is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Formed in 1961, the organisation has a long-standing history of service delivery in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and we are proud to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year.

Eastern Ravens Trust supports children, young people and families who are experiencing disadvantage, social isolation and at risk of poor outcomes.

Their current services and projects include:

  • Borough wide young carers support service
  • School holiday enrichment programmes
  • Detached youth work in the Roseworth ward
  • Roseworth after-school club ⁃ Open access youth provision
  • Respite break holiday caravan.

Current Board of Directors:

  • You will be joining a Board of 5 Directors who have volunteered for the organisation for between 2 and over 40 years.

Staff:

  • The organisation has 13 members of paid staff, this includes the Trust Manager, Admin & Team Support, Young Carers Key Workers [3} Youth Work Lead and 7 sessional Youth Workers.

Base:

  • The organisation is located in the Community Zone – North Shore Academy, Talbot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 2AY.

Aims:

  • To support the informal social education of young people living in the Tees Valley who are experiencing social exclusion or disadvantage
  • To support the training and development of local volunteers who are interested in working with children and young people.

Objectives:

  • To encourage the personal and social development of young people experiencing social exclusion to enhance their life skills and life chances.
  • To provide young people in need with new opportunities and positive experiences from which to embark positively into adult life
  • To encourage young people’s participation and involvement in school and the community
  • To recruit, train and support the personal and skills development of local volunteers who wish to work with children and young people
  • To promote the services offered by ERT to statutory and voluntary organisations and members of the public.

Purpose of the Board of Directors:

  • To ensure the effective administration and financial stability of Eastern Ravens Trust
  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Provide governance and aspiration in supporting the development and delivery of its strategic objectives
  • Act as a champion/ambassador and advocate for Eastern Ravens Trust wherever possible
  • Ensure that the Board has put in place satisfactory systems of control in respect of legal, operational and financial risk management
  • Support and guide the Trust Manager and staff in achieving the charity’s vision and aims outside of Board meetings.

In addition, Directors use their own specific skills, knowledge and experience to support the Board in decision making.

Time Commitment:

  • Meetings are held six weekly and can last up to 2 hours. Board meeting papers are distributed one week in advance. Additional meetings e.g. development sessions or sub-groups will be agreed in advance.

Term:

A Director is appointed to their role for 3 years. Re-appointment for a further 3 years is discussed at the Annual General Meeting.

Application Requirements:

  • A covering letter no more than 2 sides of A4 expressing your interest in the role and how your experience and skills will meet the purpose of a Director’s role.
  • A CV including 2 referees.

They are keen to recruit Directors with skills and experience in fundraising and/or marketing. However, they would also welcome applications from other areas of expertise.

Please submit your covering letter & CV via email to: traceyhamilton@easternravenstrust.org or post it to the address below by Wednesday 10th November. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 19th November. If you would like an informal conversation with the Trust Manager or have any questions about the application process, please contact Tracey Hamilton on the above email address or call 01642 678454.

Please Note: All Directors within Eastern Ravens Trust will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.