Would you like to make a real difference to your communities in Market Harborough and south Leicestershire?

VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) Market Harborough is looking for new trustees to join its “small, committed and friendly board of trustees and directors”.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:08 pm
VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) Market Harboroughislooking for new trustees to join its small, committed and friendly board of trustees and directors.

The leading regional charity is based at Torch House, near Harborough Leisure Centre.

The high-profile organisation provides a wide range of excellent services to the people of Harborough district.

They include:

- Social transport for those with mobility problems

- Community Champions for isolated, older people

- My Mind Matters to support and advise people with concerns about their mental health

- A group for young carers.

VASL also has a contract with Leicestershire County Council to provide Support for Carers.

The charity supports over 8,000 family carers across Leicestershire.

A VASL spokeswoman said: “We are now looking for new trustees.

“You do not need previous experience of being a trustee.

“Many find they bring transferable skills from other walks of life, such as budget setting and oversight, planning and prioritising resources and activities.”

She added: “We are committed to diversity and aim to ensure that the composition of the Board of Trustees reflects the community at large.

“You should be able to commit time to attend a full Board meeting every two months. “Trustees are also encouraged to join at least one sub-committee (currently Finance and HR) and participate in joint working groups with the staff.

“These posts are unpaid but reasonable expenses will be paid.

“Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, complete an application form and a short skills audit.

“For more information about us, visit our website at www.vasl.org.uk

If you would like to have a chat about becoming a new trustee then please contact VASL’s chair Linda Jones on [email protected]

For further information and to apply please contact Maureen O’Malley on 01858 433232 or email [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Friday March 20.