Working for Poole Communities Trust

We are a small but ambitious local charity with a clear vision - ‘Connecting people. Building Communities’.

Since setting up in 2015, we have steadily developed our work in 3 areas of Poole. We have successfully opened 2 play parks - in Turlin Moor and Bourne - and a community food store in Turlin Moor. We provide over 30 activities a week which over 500 people attend at the Branksome Centre and have raised over £2.3m to fund a new Community Hub in Bourne. The Hub will open in summer 2022.

This is a wonderful time to join the Trust as we expand, building on the great work of our staff (all of whom are former volunteers) and our highly committed team of trustees and volunteers.

Our values are central to our work and shape what we all do:
• Rooted in the community: We respond to local need
• Inclusive: We embrace and promote our differences
• Collaborative: We work in partnership with others
• Integrity: We behave ethically, honestly, and fairly
• Not-for-profit: We re-invest all financial surpluses in community assets

In implementing our values, the Trust expects and will support staff to work as a team, be effective partners to colleagues in other organisations, and always to champion the needs and aspirations of the communities we seek to serve.
The post holder will receive the support of trustees, staff and volunteers in delivering their role. In particular the three lead trustees will work with the post holder on identified key areas, for example fund raising; this will be a joint effort.

Role purpose

1. To provide executive leadership to the Trust, leading on the implementation of the Trust’s plans and the achievement of its targets
2. To support the Board of Trustees to fulfil its responsibilities in the governance of the Trust
3. To work with the Board to develop strategy, plans and targets
4. To work closely with the 3 trustees who lead on the development of our area based projects at Turlin Moor (a community food store and community activities), the Branksome Community Centre and the Bourne Community Hub
5. To work closely with local communities to ensure their needs are reflected in the work of the Trust
6. To ensure our long term sustainability, through sound business planning, fundraising and financial management
7. To promote the work of the Trust to our local communities, partner organisations and funders
8. To ensure our buildings and assets are managed safely, effectively and to serve their local communities
9. To manage, support and develop staff and volunteers.

Terms and Conditions

• Salary: Up to £35,000 p.a.
• 35 hours per week
• Holiday: 20 days per year plus bank holidays
• Petrol reimbursed at .45p per mile
• Work place – our 3 project locations in Poole and some working from home possible
• Time off in lieu for additional hours worked
• 6 months probationary period

Key Relationships

Reporting to: 3 volunteer trustees who lead on our 3 locations
Other key relationships: Local communities, local community organisations, statutory and other organisations and funders.

Job Description & Person Specification

Please e mail a CV and no more than 1 page of A4 outlining how your skills and experience meet our person specification to [email protected]

If you have any questions please e mail or ring - 0779 2851181

Closing Date - 12 noon, 1 June 2022
Interview - 8 June 2022