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Position: Voluntary Treasurer
Role: Volunteer Treasurer
Period of Office: 3 Years (renewable)
Wellspring Healthy Living Centre is a purpose-built health and wellbeing hub serving the community of Lawrence Hill and surrounding areas. The centre is owned and run by a locally-based registered charity which was established in 2010, having formerly been a charitable company since 2007.
Our Vision is that our community is healthier, happier and more resilient
Our Mission is to engage with our community and empower them to take control of their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through accessible, affordable, innovative, high quality services which have an impact on their daily lives.
We have a Trustee Board made up of local residents and others with an interest in health and wellbeing who support our mission. We do however, currently lack a Board member with the strong financial skills that we need to support our work. This is a crucial role since although financial matters are the responsibility for all Trustees, the Board often looks to the Treasurer for advice, guidance and reassurance on these matters.
The Board meets every two months on a Monday evening and there are quarterly Finance Sub-Committees also on Monday evenings which the Treasurer usually chairs.
What we seek:
Wellspring is a vibrant organisation with a strong reputation for the innovative delivery of services. It has a strong asset and contract base to its operations and is ambitious to ensure that it maximises its effectiveness to the community.
We seek a Voluntary Treasurer with financial qualifications and experience, strategic vision and good, independent judgement to work with our Board and senior staff to support our work. Please note we will seek references prior to appointment.
The closing date for applications is 9.30am on 2nd July 2018
How to Apply:
Please download and read the Role Description and application form below.
If you are still interested and think you have the time to commit to this important and challenging role, please complete the attached application form and email it to email@example.com
Position: Volunteer Minibus Driver
Role: Volunteer Minibus Driver (3.5 hours every other week)
About the role
We are looking to recruit a volunteer driver, ideally MIDAS trained, to drive a minibus around Bristol from 12noon to 3.30 pm on alternate Wednesdays. The minibus will bring people to the Wellspring for a singing group and drop off afterwards.
The role is subject to DBS check
For further information on the post, or to apply, contact David Martin on 0117 3041432 / 07904155992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Gardening and Allotment Volunteers
About the role
We are always on the look out for volunteers who keen to get involved with our allotment project.
Our next allotment volunteers session is on Tuesday 13th June. It is a short evening session where we'll be removing rubbish and clearing more space for the allotment. This is a great opportunity to support a community project, to get close to nature and to enjoy improving your own sense of health and wellbeing.
Contact David on 0117 3041432 or email email@example.com for more information.
Please note: our allotment is at Beaufort Road
Position: Befriender for Isolated Older People
About the role
We're looking to recruit volunteer befrienders for its Ageing and Wellbeing Service to volunteer in Central and East Bristol.
Wellspring is based in a vibrant and lively area of the city with many activities on offer, but it is also an area where there are many very isolated and lonely older-people. As a befriender you will visit our clients in their home for a chat and to get to know them. It may be that you encourage and support them to join in with activities in the area, or even provide a ride to the activity. Wellspring will provide you with support and a mentor, along with relevant training.
We will match you with an older person as all clients will be known to us. You will be part of the team at Wellspring, invited to team meetings and wider community events.
We will reimburse you any out-of-pocket expenses.
What are we looking for?
Understanding and kindness - sometimes people just want to be heard and to know that someone is bothered enough to listen.
Patience - some older people need gentle encouragement over a long period of time to gain trust and be able to think about doing things differently, such as trying a new activity.
Expenses for bus fares car and bike mileage will be reimbursed.
Induction and on-the-job training is provided.
Volunteers will receive ongoing support and guidance, including mentoring and supervision.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to two hours a month.
Contact Mandy on 0117 304 1425 or e mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Position: Trustee of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Volunteer Role: 2-3 hours a month
Contract Details: Minimum 12 month commitment
About the role
Wellspring is a community-owned, purpose-built health and wellbeing facility offering a huge range of services to our community and at the forefront of the social prescribing approach to tackling health inequalities. We operate both locally and through our partnerships, across Bristol to build resilience in communities.
We are hoping to attract 3 – 4 new Trustees to the Board of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre. Trustees are expected to attend six Board meetings annually and are encouraged to use their skills and expertise to contribute to various sub-groups.
Before you commit to the role you will be invited to attend three Board or sub-group meetings so that you can gain an understanding of the nature of the role and its demands.
Wellspring has a focus on the locality of Lawrence Hill and Easton (BS5) and we would be particularly keen to recruit Trustees who live in the area. If you have a passion for community-led health and wellbeing solutions but do not live locally, we would also value your experience and do welcome a minority of non-local Trustees to our Board.
The Chair is particularly interested in recruiting members who reflect our diverse community and with experience and expertise in the following areas:
- NHS contracting
- migrant health
- clinical supervision
- communications and marketing
If you have questions, please call Elaine Flint on 0117 304 1424.
To apply please submit your CV by email to Elaine.Flint@wellspringhlc.org
Our organisation’s ability to learn, and rapidly translate that learning into action, is ultimately to the advantage of our community.
Wellspring Annual Report 2016/17
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