We’ve received the following appeal for new trustees for the Asha Neighbourhood Project in Stratford Street, Beeston. Asha is a local community organisation established in 1985 to work with South Asian women and children in South Leeds, aiming to increase confidence levels and improve life chances through providing opportunities to access education, health and employment. Helen King writes:
Do you like a challenge, can you problem solve, do you have a pro-active approach, a practical approach, or are your skills more analytical or are you good at generating ideas? Whichever skill/s you have, we are interested in you and invite you to apply to join the Asha Centre Board of Trustees.
Being a Trustee
Being a trustee can be very rewarding and can provide a great opportunity for personal development. Plus, as a member of Asha’s Management Committee, you would be working with a group of women who come from a variety of different backgrounds.
Trustees are expected to prepare for and attend six meetings per year and to undertake follow up tasks, as required. Trustees are also asked to allow the equivalent of an additional two days a year for business planning and development. We would also like to attract applicants willing to represent Asha at public forums and attend external meetings with the aim of raising awareness about the aims of Asha and to engage with a network of contacts to support the work of the organisation.
Previous experience of being a member of a Board of Trustees is not required; however Asha would welcome enquiries from women who possess skills, knowledge and/or experience in some of the following areas:
- · Business background
- · Chairing experience
- · Customer care
- · Education/Health
- · Financial knowledge
- · Fundraising
- · Human resources
- · Legal knowledge
- · Local knowledge
- · Project management
- · Sales/marketing/PR
- · Statistics/monitoring/evaluation
- · Strategic planning
- · Voluntary sector activity
Individuals with experience of working with/living in the local community would also be particularly welcome.