Trustee position available at Cherwell Community and Voluntary Services

What is the role: Trustee

Who is the role for: Cherwell Community and Voluntary Services (CCVS)

When does the volunteering take place: There are up to 4 short meetings a year

Where does the volunteering take place: Horsefair Surgery, South Bar House, South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AD

What the role involves: Your role would not be an onerous or time-consuming one. As an independent member of the management board you will help monitor and review the current working practices of the volunteer driver and furniture recycling schemes, with a view to identifying more effective and efficient procedures and, in particular, assist in the selection and introduction of a suitable electronic booking and trip management system.

More generally, you would ensure compliance with governing policies, and the maintenance of transparent accountability through fiscal oversight. In this way you will help promote the values and vision of our charitable organisation within the local community, and ensure good governance.

Length of the role: We ask for volunteers to give a 3 year term in office, with the opportunity to then extend if you so wish

Why you should sign up: 

The CCVS mission is to develop, support, promote and represent the best interests of the voluntary sector within the local community. Our key theme is the need for a healthy and thriving community. We are a registered charity (no. 06727748) and are governed by a Board of Trustees.

Being a CCVS trustee will be rewarding and enjoyable experience, and is a great way to get involved in the Cherwell community. Our schemes are sustainable, but most of us are pensioners and we seek the benefit of new ideas and skills.  As a trustee you will meet people from all walks of life, change your community for the better, and use your existing skills in a new context. You will be part of a small team and will have the opportunity to add your unique skills and experience while learning from others. Thus, you will be able to build your CV through having experience of strategy and management of the not-for-profit sector.

Skills required for this role: 

The skills, diversity and experience of our current management board come from a wide range of perspectives including business skills, service user experience, social or family experience, and commitment to the goals of the CCVS organisation. We seek worthy trustees who are computer literate and have proven problem-solving skills, and have a rounded experience of life that reflects the community we serve.

As this is a trustee position, references will be required. 

How to find out more: Apply by email to Nigel Randall (Chairman) at, or by post to address outlined above.