Trustee Vacancies

Community Works

is a new organisation; an exciting result of a merger between The Clock and Thirsk Community Care. The two charities have combined their staff, resources and services as part of their long term plan to become self-sustaining. The newly formed Board of Trustees see it as a time for ambition and are working towards Community Works being the leading voluntary organisation in the area. Community Works will be the first point of contact for children, young people and adults who need to access a service. It will also be an organisation with expertise for other voluntary organisations and a delivery partner for statutory organisations.

The responsibility

of the Board of Trustees is to direct and control the entire organisation through the process of governance. It plans the future mission and priorities, monitors the present performance and measures results. The main focus of the Board is on strategic planning. The primary role of a Trustee is to participate in the process of governance. They are expected to study information and decision-making materials, participate in discussion and debate and share in the decision-making process of voting. 

The Board meets bi-monthly. Trustees are also expected to be actively involved in one of four sub-groups.

The role

We are looking for a Trustee to be responsible for either Business Development or HR. If we find two people we will co-opt one as a Trustee and one as a member of a sub-group.

Business Development

As with most charities in the current financial climate, income generation poses a challenge to Community Works. Whilst the organisation is in a relatively strong position financially, our ambitious plans for growth and development has required us to review our business model. We want to develop new avenues of funding through our enterprises and selling some of other services. We would like a Trustee who will help us grow the business of the organisation.

Human Resources

We are looking for someone with up to date HR/employment law experience. Community works is committed to being an excellent employer. We would like a Trustee who will lead the Board in ensuring the highest standards of governance in policies and procedures related to staff and volunteer relations, recruitment, retention, reward and recognition. The Trustee will also lead on Trustee development. 

To apply

For more information please contact Jenny on 01845 524494 or To apply,  email your CV to David Sharp (Chair of Trustees) by 24th August 2020, indicating which role you are interested in.

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The Clock - Thirsk

Community Works HQ
Church Hall
St James Green
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01845 524 494

Community Works CIO
Community Works HQ, Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

Please note that in March 2020 The Clock (Yorkshire) CIO and Thirsk Community Care merged to form Community Works CIO

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