BS3 Community Development is a flagship local charity with a nationally acclaimed reputation and over 30 years of impactful community development.
BS3 Community has the simple aim of improving local people’s lives, health, and well-being through its uniquely wide range of community projects including: running a youth club, coordinating affordable food projects, running a social prescribing programme in association with local GP surgeries, providing nursery and early education and childcare services, running two community centres, coordinating activities for older people and a grief peer support group, and much more…
BS3 are looking for new board members
BS3 are looking for people to bring their life experience and skills to help make the charity even more welcoming and accessible to people living and working in the BS3 postcode area of Bristol.
“Our current board members are outstanding but have acknowledged the need to diversify the board. We want to hear fresh, new voices and ideas to keep the charity vibrant and meaningful to all the different communities in our area”.
If you become a trustee, what does it involve?
Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it does what it was set up to do. You will provide advice to the management team, bring new ideas and insight, and ensure that as a charity BS3 is achieving its aims. Trustees meet four times a year as a board and in addition take part in project working groups alongside members of the management team.
Support your local community and improve your own well-being
Sitting as a trustee of a charity is a generous thing to do; it is a voluntary role so there is no financial reward. There are however lots of benefits to becoming a trustee. The “Taken on Trust” research project found that:
- 73% of trustees say sitting on a charitable board has boosted their confidence.
- 84% said being a trustee made them happier.
- 96% of trustees say they have learnt new skills, with 22% gaining a promotion because of it!
Who should apply?
To successfully fulfil their charitable aims, BS3 wants a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society it serves.
Therefore, applications from anyone who meets the job requirements are welcomed and encouraged. BS3 are actively seeking people with a wide variety of backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, culture, and religion, LGBTQ+ candidates, people from any socio-economic background, those who consider themselves to be or have been diagnosed as neurodivergent or have psychological or physical conditions or levels of ability that may require adaptations or support.
Previous board/trustee or employed work experience is not necessary as we provide an induction and training.
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