Trustee Opportunities

Trustee Vacanies

The Junction Foundation is a well respected children, young people and families charity which predominantly work across the South Tees region (Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland) and we are seeking new members for our Board of Trustees.

The purpose of The Junction is to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families.

Our Vision is a world where no child, young person or family are left to struggle. We want a world

where there is always someone to talk to.

Our Mission is to empower children, young people and families to embrace life with confidence,

facing life’s challenges in a positive way.

Our place in Society: we are a force for good in a world that can be tough.

Our Values:

We listen: We’ll never tell children and young people what we think they need. We let them shape their own support which empowers them towards healthier, happier lives.

We genuinely care: Our team is passionate about changing children and young people’s lives. Our expertise is second to none, showing empathy towards each individual situation.

We don’t judge: We never judge anybody. Children and young people are free to express themselves as they wish.

We empower: We go on adventures, push young people out of their comfort zones and tackle issues head on. We show them their potential and believe they can accomplish anything they want to.

Life Changing Objectives:

  • Supporting children, young people and their families to rise above life’s challenges
  • Working with children, young people and their families to unlock their potential and exceed their expectations
  • Making life better for young carers, young adult carers and their families

We achieve this through our five services:

  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services– which provides early interventions and prevention and specialist counselling support to children, young people and families that have difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • YES ( Youth Employment Service) – who provide support for young people who are furthest from the employment market back into education and employment
  • Young Carers Service –provides family work, groups and emotional support and social opportunities to children and young people with caring responsibilities.
  • CREATE Youth Services provides structured group work to young people to reduce social isolation and develop social and emotional capabilities.
  • Specialist Transport services – for children and young people, both to enable them to access The Junction’s services and education and support opportunities.

If you would like to contribute to the work of The Junction and its strategic direction we would like to hear from you.

Role of the Board of Trustees/Directors

Trustees are responsible for ensuring The Junction meets its obligations under the charity’s governing document and charity and company law. The Board of Trustees must always act in the best interests of the The Junction and must act as a group and not as individuals.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that The Junction Foundation complies with and pursues its objectives as set out in the Memorandum of Association, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

Ensure The Junction Foundation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objectives.

Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees role in agreeing with the Senior Leadership Team the strategic direction for The Junction Foundation, agreeing overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

Safeguard the good name and values of The Junction Foundation through the receipt of reports monitor the financial stability of The Junction Foundation.

Appoint and support the Chief Executive Officer and monitor their performance; normally the role of the Chair and Vice-Chair of Trustees.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have, to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, challenging discussion, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Time Commitment 

Trustees are expected to attend an induction session at The Junction Foundation prior to their first board meeting. Board meetings are held six weekly and usually last a couple of hours.  Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, or to send comments to the Chair if they are unable to attend as well as tendering apologies. Additional meeting for strategic planning and board development will be agreed in advance and with plenty of notice.

Papers are distributed one week in advance of meetings. Trustees may be asked to join one of our sub-committees, each of which meets four times a year, for approximately two hours.

Tenure

The role will be for an initial three-year term. Re-appointment for a further 3 years with agreement of all parties.

All board members new to the role will be given a full induction into the work of The Junction Foundation and their role as a Trustee dependant on their level of experience.

If you are interested in applying the role of Trustee please contact Beth Major, Chief Executive Officer on 01642 75600 or beth.major@thejunctionfoundation.com or fill out the application form on our website.

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You can contact us by

Our Telephone Number

01642 756000

Our Head Office

19 Station Road, Redcar, TS10 1AN

Our Contact Email

info@thejunctionfoundation.com

Our Fax Number

01642 758922

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