Become a Trustee or join a subgroup
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees are made up of members of the community surrounding Warley Woods. They are volunteers and are voted in by members of Warley Woods Community Trust.
Do you want to be a Trustee ?
We have a number of Trustees who have been with us from the start, along with people who have become involved more recently. We always need new people to join us, with new ideas and strengths. The Trust really benefits from having a range of local residents involved in its management.
Being a trustee with Warley Woods Community Trust requires more time than just one meeting each month. We have very few staff and so Trustees are often key volunteers giving time outside meeting times depending on your time, skills and experience.
We have our board meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, in the evening, but Trustees are usually involved in another committee or project group and will perhaps have a second meeting each month. These are usually evenings or can be planned to work round your commitments. Trustees often help at big events too.
The amount of time you put in is largely up to the individual but it will be around 5 hours a month and can be a lot more if you are willing and able. We appreiciate whatever you can give.
As a charity trustee of a limited company you have the responsibility of ensuring the business is run effectively and developing the strategy for WWCT and reviewing its performance against the aims and objectives.
If you are interested in finding out more about the role of a Trustee at Warley Woods, please contact Viv Cole, the Trust Manager, and she can arrange for you to meet with one of the existing Trustees so that you can get more idea of what is involved and whether it would be right for you. We encourage people who are interested to come and observe a Board meeting so that they have a better idea as to how the Trust is run.
The Board of Trustees has overall legal responsiblity for the site, but this isn’t the only way that people are involved in its management. All Trustees are also members of one of the Trust’s subgroups. They are joined by non-trustees with particular interests who like getting on with the practical side of things.
There are a number of sub-groups, to include:
This group is responsible for Human Resources, legal issues, fundraising, contract management, financial overview, business and marketing planning, developing the Annual Report, review and monitoring.
The communications group has key responsibility for the Trust’s newsletter – the Leaflet. It oversees all communications including signage, press releases, events promotion, monthly emails, articles, posters, the AGM, and ensures our website is kept fully up to date. It works to encourage new members and visitors to the park and for people who already visit the park to engage in new ways.
A big job with 100 acres of park to run this involves a range of issues including Health and Safety, regular inspections, maintenance, waste, supervision of contractors and all on site issues.
Community Activities and Events
We cannot be successful in isolation so this group is responsible for building community relationships, engaging with different segments of the community, through events, visits and a range of activities in both a proactive and responsive way.
Keeps an overview of developments in the park and focuses on the management of major projects.
In addition we have a group to develop and deliver our flagship event the annual “Picnic in the Park”, which attracts thousands of people and as such needs a dedicated group to plan and deliver the event.
If you would like to be part of a subgroup, or a visitor at one of their meetings, please contact the office 0121 420 1061.
Charity number: 1092754