Could you be the next Rise:61 Chair of Trustees?

by | Nov 7, 2023 | News

Rise:61 is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees in February 2024 due to the current Chair stepping back from the role because of work commitments. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to have a real impact on the lives of young people in Salisbury.

Who we are

Rise:61 is a charitable incorporated organisation that was established in 2014 to support young people in the estate of Bemerton Heath, Salisbury which is in the top 20% of most deprived wards in England and has the highest child poverty rate across all of Swindon and Wiltshire.

Today the charity works directly with 60 young people each week, providing free after school clubs, trips, mentoring, community events and alternative education provision. We exist to help young people tell a different story with their lives. Rise:61 is a Christian charity that employs 9 staff (the majority of which work part time) and has an annual turnover of around £250,000.  

Join our Team

We are on the lookout for a dynamic individual to become our new Chair of Trustees.

In this pivotal role, you will lead our Board of Trustees, chair meetings, provide crucial support to the experienced Director, and serve as a spokesperson for our charity. This is your chance to work alongside a vibrant and passionate team of Trustees, staff and volunteers in an organisation that’s making a real difference.

Who we’re looking for

You don’t need prior experience as a Chair of Trustees; what matters most is your commitment, skills, and enthusiasm. The role requires a commitment of about four hours a week including six Board of Trustee meetings per year. The role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

The charity is at an exciting point in its development, and after a period of significant growth in the last 24 months we are in a strong position to increase our impact. To guide our work for the coming years we are embarking on a process in early 2024 to refresh our vision and develop a 5 year strategy. Therefore, we are looking for somebody with the passion, knowledge and skills to help contribute to this process and further grow our impact in the community.

Ready to join us?

If you share our commitment to transforming the lives of young people in Bemerton Heath, we want to hear from you! Check out the RISE Vacancy Pack- Chair of Trustees and apply today.  Applications will be received until 31st January 2024, with interviews scheduled for the following month.

Other opportunities

If being Chair doesn’t sound quite right for you, but you’d still love to get involved, we are also keen to welcome new Trustees who share our vision. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us today.