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Trustees wanted at Cheetham Communities Together

21 Jul 2011 - 11:07 by michelle.foster

Cheetham Communities Together (CCT) is a newly registered charity serving the diverse communities of North Manchester and aiming to expand its services. CCT came about from the merging of Cheetham and Crumpsall Welcome Centre and Cheetham United Projects.

The principal services of CCT are community run drop-in centres at two locations in Cheetham Hill. The Welcome Centre is mainly tailored to the needs of newcomers to the area to support them to settle and integrate successfully and participate and contribute to the local community. Cheetham United mainly supports people with mental health problems. There are two paid staff – a Volunteer Coordinator and a Community Chef - who together supervise over 25 volunteers. The drop-in services link with other voluntary and statutory organisations to give a coordinated response to peoples needs.

The Board currently consists of 8 members and also has a team of advisors from local statutory organisations. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of CCT, ensuring it is properly managed, and guiding and supporting staff.

To help CCT grow they are keen to recruit a Treasurer who has:
• Financial expertise in preparing budgets, keeping financial records and developing financial systems and policies
• The ability to present and explain financial information in everyday language

CCT are also keen to recruit experienced members of the local community in North Manchester who have one or more of the following skills:
• Financial expertise
• Fundraising experience for a community/voluntary organisation
• Expertise in marketing or PR

CCT would particularly welcome applications from people with an established link with the communities of North Manchester. Please note that this is a voluntary position, although out-of-pocket expenses can be paid. The time commitment will be at least one day per month. This role offers many opportunities including giving you a way to use your skills differently, meet new people and improve your job prospects.

Board meetings are held every month, usually on Tuesdays, lasting about 2 hours. Board members are encouraged to become part of a Sub-Committee, but this is not mandatory. Sub-Committees are more closely involved in a particular aspect of the management of CCT, like Funding.

For further information, contact the Chair of the Board, Revd. Daniel Burton, on 0798 564 0803, or email: daniel.burton100@ntlworld.com.
 

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