• Trustee
  • Volunteer
  • Greater Manchester
  • Up to £1 per annum USD / Year
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: Unremunerated
  • Consultant: Amelia Lee
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-08-31

Charity People is proud and privileged to be collaborating with Groundwork Greater Manchester (GGM) as they invite new Trustees to join their Board.

Firstly, we want to warmly welcome and encourage applications from candidates with varied skills and experiences. It is vital that the Board’s collective professional and personal life experiences are reflective of the vibrancy and diversity of Greater Manchester’s people and communities, to enable GGM to effectively support them and deliver the right services. We are looking for individuals to add to the Board’s combined skills and experience, rather than fit any existing mould.

We have identified skills gaps in the following areas, and so strategic or leadership level expertise in one (or more) is highly desirable:

Employability, work and skills, especially green skills/jobs
Criminal justice and/or probation services
Climate justice
Business or commercial business strategy and growth
Construction; built and natural environments
Social value

GGM exists to create a greener, fairer & stronger future for all people, communities, and places in Greater Manchester. The people who live here, and the communities they make up, are unique and inspiring.

GGM supports individuals to fulfil their potential, communities to become stronger, and makes spaces greener and more resilient to the effects of climate change. The organisation’s work crosses multiple boundaries including work and skills, nature and environment, youth work, community development and fuel poverty.

GGM’s work is needed, now more than ever, as people in Greater Manchester struggle with their economic circumstances, as well as the mental health impact of climate anxiety, social isolation and financial stress. To continue to deliver, GGM needs a committed, talented and diverse Board of Trustees to provide support and constructive challenge, in a mutually respectful environment.

With a relatively new CEO and Chair at the helm, forging ahead with the delivery phase of a dynamic and ambitious strategy, this is the perfect opportunity to use your skills and experience to have real influence and impact. You’ll act as a proactive role model for GGM’s values, and positively represent GGM externally.

As part of a recent governance review, GGM identified gaps for the professional skillsets outlined, but also want to continue the work of ensuring the voices of people and communities it serves are heard at Board level. With that in mind, we would especially welcome applications from:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic candidates;
  • Candidates from the LGBTQ+ community;
  • Disabled candidates;
  • Young people taking their first step onto a Board;
  • Anyone with lived experience of GGM’s many diverse, multi-cultural and vibrant communities.

You’ll need passion, enthusiasm and a commitment to GGM’s vision and ambition. You do not need previous Board level experience to apply, and mentorship can be offered to new trustees.

Location and time commitment: One annual strategy away day, 4 x 2 hour annual board meetings held in Trafford/Rochdale/Ashton-under-Lyne, maximum of 4 x 2 hour annual sub-committee meetings held virtually. The expectation is to prepare fully and be ready to engage.

This is a truly unique organisation, with people who care deeply about what they do. If you believe you have the skills and experiences we’re looking for, then we would love to hear from you.

A draft CV or profile would be a useful first step; however, please feel free to get in touch for a copy of the recruitment pack, or for an initial conversation if you prefer. Our Regional Director, Amelia Lee, is leading on this opportunity.

Deadline 9am on Wednesday 23rd August

Interview dates to be confirmed

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.