(Closing Date: 14/03/22)
Simon Says is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation based in Hampshire that aims to support children and young people who have a close relative or friend who has died or is dying. The death of someone important can have a devastating effect on a young person, but we know that given appropriate support and information, children and young people can be helped to understand what has happened and can be helped to rebuild their lives.
We are seeking to recruit additional Trustees to join the Board as Simon Says continues to expand and develop its services. We are particularly interested in people with expertise in Safeguarding and Fundraising.
Simon Says became a registered charity in 2001 and covering Hampshire receives over 500 calls per year requesting support and an average of 750 bereaved children and young people attend the Simon Says support groups per annum.
This is an exciting time for our growing organisation as we enter a new phase in our mission to support children and young people in Hampshire and the surrounding local government areas and also to provide training and education in relation to the effects of child bereavement.
The role of the Board of Trustees is to provide sound governance, financial and strategic oversight and to provide support to the management of Simon Says as it navigates opportunities and obstacles into the future. Please note the role of Trustee is not remunerated but we do offer training and support to all volunteers including Trustees to ensure they are fully equipped to carry out their role.
Trustee duties will include attendance at Board meetings, occasional operational meetings and the Annual General Meeting. Trustees are also encouraged, periodically, to attend a small number of events and support group meetings to offer support to the volunteers and service users. Trustee meetings are held quarterly at our offices in West Wellow nr Romsey. The Annual General Meeting will generally be an evening meeting, held at a central Hampshire location once a year during April.
If you wish to join the Simon Says Board of Trustees please send a cv and covering letter to:
Chandra McGowan, Chief Operations Officer, Simon Says, Suite 3, Chatmohr Estate Office Village, West Wellow, SO51 6AP
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 14th March 2022
The application process will include a face to face interview with the Board of Trustees. We aim to complete this process by 14th April 2022 in order that successful applicants can join the Board with effect from 1st May 2022
For further information please refer to our website www.simonsays.org.uk or contact Chandra 07938482888 and please leave a message if necessary.