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Offered by:
Bulwell Forest Garden
Location(s): Bulwell Forest
Address where volunteering takes place: Austin Street Bulwell Nottingham NG6 9JU  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Ensure that Bulwell Forest Garden is carrying out its Aims and Objectives, as set out in it's governing documents.

Role Description:

Committee Members have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it's doing what it was set up to do. They may be known by other titles, such as:
Board members

Committee Members come from all walks of life and are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a Committee Member means making decisions that will impact on people's lives, and making a difference to your local community.

Committee Members use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping them achieve their aims. Committee Members also often learn new skills during their time on the board.

You must not act as a Committee Member if you are disqualified under the Charities Act, including if you:
Have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud)
Are bankrupt or have entered into a formal arrangement (eg an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)) with a creditor
Have been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing
All Committee Members will be expected to carry out a DBS check. For Committee Members who act as a Key Holder to the Garden or who will deal directly with finances, an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Main duties of a Committee Member

Ensure that Bulwell Forest Garden is carrying out its Aims and Objectives, as set out in it's governing documents.
Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of Bulwell Forest Garden funds.
Attend monthly Committee Meetings, and the Annual General Meeting.
Ensure Bulwell Forest Garden is accountable, by working with your co-committee members to submit accounts and reports to Companies House and Charity Commission.

Skills and Qualifications:

Essential Requirements : Commitment to equal opportunities. Patience and ability to relate to all sorts of people.

When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:


Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

A couple of sessions

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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