Time Bank Network Co-Ordinator – Surrey
Timebanking is a way of building stronger communities and restoring a sense of good neighbourliness. It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to bring people together to share their skills and support each other by using time as a currency. Time banks have been shown to provide tangible improvements to both community health and to individual health and wellbeing.
Timebanking UK is working with Surrey County Council to coproduce community and individual wellbeing and is looking to develop a new county timebanking network with a focus on youth and older people involvement.
Details of post:
• Hours: 2 days per week
• Salary: £24,000 FTE
• Contract: 1 year
The time bank coordinator will work with the existing partners and stakeholders to implement and develop the Time Banks. They will engage and develop relationships with local partners and local statutory bodies, working to the principles of coproduction to ensure sustainability. Each time bank will be co-designed and co-produced with time bank members, volunteers, stakeholders and key partners
Having an empathy with the core values of time banking, the successful applicant will be a creative thinker with resilience, emotional intelligence, the ability to engage people from different backgrounds, have excellent communication skills and administrative skills. The person will have experience of setting up and working within projects and systems and of working with community groups.
Please return your completed application by email no later than 5pm Wednesday 28th January 2015 to email@example.com Interviews will be held w/c 2nd February 2015.
A Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check will be requested when the post is offered, but a criminal record is not necessarily a bar to obtaining this position.
Equal Opportunities Statement:
This organisation aims to ensure that no job applicant or worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief or lack of belief, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, gender reassignment, marital status (including civil partnership), sexual orientation, trade union membership or lack thereof, status as a fixed term or part time worker, or disability. Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
We are currently compiling a ‘bank’ of individuals and time banks that can offer expertise in timebanking best practice in London and surrounding counties in a paid capacity. If you would like to be considered for this, please email or write to Sarah Bird with the following information:
- Your name and time bank name (if applicable) and location
- Areas of particular expertise (ie. working with older people, mental health, volunteer centres, organisational timebanking)
- How much time you could offer (a day a month, a day a week)
- Type of work you would like (ie. mentoring new time banks, setting up new time banks, giving talks/presentations, providing interactive training workshops, compilation of policies, writing reports/strategy documents)
- Your current location and how far you would be willing to travel.
We look forward to hearing from you. Email Sarah at: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail to:Timebanking UK The Exchange Brick Row Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 1DF
Treasurer / Members of the board / Trustees
Timebanking UK are now looking to recruit new members of the board to lead the organisation through its next stage of development ensuring it is effectively governed and managed. We need a Board which has a mix of skills, knowledge and experience to reflect the breadth of Timebanking UK’s interests. Timebanking UK faces challenges and opportunities over the coming months and years and the Board needs to make critical strategic decisions.We require trustees between them to have skills, knowledge and or experience in these key areas:
Equal opportunities and diversity
Governance in the voluntary sector
Understanding of timebanking’s policy and political environment
Leadership – organisational and/or time bank based
Financial planning (not necessarily finance management skills) and fundraising
Understanding of legal duties of charity trustees and company directors
Timebanking structures, models, challenges and opportunities
Contacts in Central Government and other organisations and bodies which could support the development of timebanking across the UK
If you feel that a position on this new board would be something that you would be interested in then please get in touch as soon as possible, together with a short statement comprising your interest and commitment to the future of Timebanking UK.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Email Sarah at: email@example.com
Mail to: Timebanking UK The Exchange Brick Row Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 1DF