Shildon Community Bus

The Objects of the Association shall be to provide, operate and maintain transport services for the use of charitable organisations and for use in the interests of social welfare, for the recreation or other leisure time occupation of those inhabitants of Shildon and the surrounding area who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, disablement or social and economic circumstances with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

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Chairperson

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MIDAS Trainer for Minibus Drivers

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Office Administration

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General Secretary

Bishop Auckland  
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          telephone:  '01388  773666',
          contactPerson:  'Clare  Midgley',
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            'The  Objects  of  the  Association  shall  be  to  provide,  operate  and  maintain  transport  services  for  the  use  of  charitable  organisations  and  for  use  in  the  interests  of  social  welfare,  for  the  recreation  or  other  leisure  time  occupation  of  those  inhabitants  of  Shildon  and  the  surrounding  area  who  have  need  of  such  facilities  by  reason  of  their  youth,  age,  disablement  or  social  and  economic  circumstances  with  the  object  of  improving  the  conditions  of  life  for  the  said  inhabitants.',
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                      'In  addition  to  the  general  responsibilities  of  a  trustee,  duties  of  the  chair  include  the  following.\n•\tProviding  leadership  to  the  organisation  and  the  board  by  ensuring  that  everyone  remains  focused  on  the  delivery  of  the  organisation’s  charitable  purposes  in  order  to  provide  greater  public  benefit.\n\nChairing  and  facilitating  board  meetings\n\nChair  committee  meetings  ensuring:\no\tA  balance  is  struck  between  timekeeping  and  space  for  discussions.\no\tBusiness  is  dealt  with  and  decisions  made.\no\tDecisions,  actions,  and  deliberations  are  adequately  minuted.\no\tThe  implementation  of  decisions  is  clearly  assigned  and  monitored.\n\nGiving  direction  to  board  re  policymaking.\n\nRepresenting  the  organisation  at  functions  and  meetings,  and  acting  as  a  spokesperson  as  appropriate\n\nBringing  impartiality  and  objectivity  to  decision-making\n\nPlanning  the  annual  cycle  of  board  meetings  and  other  general  meetings  where  required,  for  example  annual  general  meeting.\n\nSetting  agendas  for  board,  general  meetings,  and  the  AGM  in  conjunction  with  others  as  appropriate.\n\nDeveloping  the  board  of  trustees  including  induction,  training,  appraisal,  and  succession  planning\n\nAddressing  conflict  within  the  board  and  within  the  organisation\n',
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                      'In  addition  to  the  person  specification  for  a  trustee,  the  chair  should  have  the  following  qualities:\n\nA  willingness  to  lead  the  organisation  in  order  to  fulfil  its  purpose.\nExperience  of  committee  work  and  relevant  knowledge\nTact  and  diplomacy  and  powers  of  persuasion\nGood  communication  and  interpersonal  skills\nImpartiality,  fairness,  and  the  ability  to  respect  confidences.\nIn  most  circumstances,  it  would  also  be  desirable  for  the  chair/vice-chair  to  have  knowledge  of  the  type  of  work  undertaken  by  the  organisation  and  a  wider  involvement  with  the  voluntary  sector  and  other  networks.\nA  basic  knowledge  of  IT  is  required  or  a  willingness  to  learn.  There  is  a  need  for  the  ability  to  compose  and  send  emails,  to  create  basic  documents,  to  download  and  open  documents,  and  attach  documents  to  email.  Occasionally  video  technology  is  used  for  meetings  and  support  can  be  given  if  this  is  unfamiliar  to  you.\n',
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                      'A  driving  licence  that  covers  you  to  drive  a  minibus.\nBe  over  21  years  of  age.\nHave  some  experience  of  driving  a  minibus,  PSV  or  HGV\nSafety  conscious  and  reliable.\nDesirable  but  not  essential  –  experience  in  delivering  training  \n',
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                    volunteerBenefits:
                      'Your  MIDAS  Trainers  certificate  is  a  valuable  asset  when  applying  for  work.\nAs  a  driver  and  trainer  you  may  visit  attractions  and  beauty  spots  in  County  Durham  and  the  surrounding  area.\nOccasionally  two  buses  cover  the  same  vent  and  you  will  have  an  opportunity  to  spend  some  social  time  with  another  driver.  Gain  new  skills,  make  new  friends,  better  mental  and  physical  health,  improve  your  confidence,  give  something  to  the  community.\n',
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                      'Join  a  small  but  loyal  and  committed  team  to  ensure  that  local  people  can  access  services  and  social  activities  to  combat  isolation.  You  will  learn  about  community  transport  and  office  administration.        \n\nGain  new  skills,  make  new  friends,  better  mental  and  physical  health,  improve  your  confidence,  give  something  to  the  community.\n',
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                      'In  addition  to  the  general  responsibilities  of  a  trustee,  duties  of  the  secretary  are  as  follows.\n\nPreparing  agendas  in  consultation  with  the  chair  and  circulating  them  and  any  supporting  papers  in  good  time\nMaking  all  the  arrangements  for  meetings  (booking  the  room,  arranging  for  equipment  and  refreshments,  organising  facilities  for  those  with  special  needs,  etc)\nReceiving  agenda  items  from  other  trustees/volunteers\nChecking  that  a  quorum  is  present.\nTaking  minutes  (or  being  responsible  for  them  being  taken)  and  circulating  draft  minutes  to  all  trustees\nEnsuring  that  the  minutes  are  signed  by  the  chair  once  they  have  been  approved.\nChecking,  in  conjunction  with  the  Chairperson,  that  trustees  and  volunteers  have  carried  out  actions  agreed  at  a  previous  meeting.\nMaintain  accurate  and  up-to-date  membership  records,  issuing  renewal  notices  and  recording  subscription/membership  fees  together  with  the  treasurer.\nCirculating  agendas  and  minutes  of  the  annual  general  meeting  and  any  special  or  extraordinary  general  meetings  (where  required)  Ensure  that  committee  meetings  and  the  AGM  are  run  according  to  the  constitution  and  the  Charity  Commission’s  requirements\no\tEnsure  nominations  for  trustees  and  specific  executive  roles  are  received  in  time  and  in  the  correct  format.\no\tEnsure  voting  procedures  are  followed  correctly.\no\tEnsuring  that  any  required  business  is  dealt  with  (such  as  appointment  of  auditors).\n\nSitting  on  appraisal,  recruitment  and  disciplinary  panels  as  required\n\nSpecifically\nTo  ensure  that  the  requirements  of  the  Charities  Commission  are  met;\no\tthat  committee  meetings  are  properly  administered  and  recorded.\no\tthat  the  list  of  Trustees  is  kept  up  to  date.\no\t  to  ensure  that  the  AGM,  EGMs  etc  are  properly  administered.\no\tthat  membership  records  are  kept  up  to  date.\no\tthat  annual  returns  are  made  to  the  Charities  Commission  as  appropriate  and  in  the  correct  format.\n',
                    skillsExperienceAndQualitiesNeeded:
                      'In  addition  to  the  person  specification  for  a  trustee,  the  secretary  should  have  the  following  qualities.\n\nKnowledge  or  experience  of  business  and  committee  procedures\n\nMinute-taking  experience  if  this  is  not  being  delegated  to  another.\n\n•\tTo  be  able  to  delegate  and/or  organised  and  methodical.\n•\tHave  knowledge  of  Charities  law  relating  to  the  Secretary’s  role.\n•\tHave  a  good  knowledge  of  the  organisation’s  own  constitution.\n•\tAble  to  give  clear  advice  on  procedural  matters.\n•\tA  good  knowledge  of  IT  is  required.  There  is  a  need  for  the  ability  to  compose  and  send  emails,  to  create  documents,  to  download  and  open  documents,  and  attach  documents  to  email.  Occasionally  video  technology  is  used  for  meetings  and  support  can  be  given  if  this  is  unfamiliar  to  you.\n\nNote:  The  role  of  the  secretary  is  to  support  the  chair  by  ensuring  the  board  functions  smoothly.  The  secretary  may  carry  out  their  duties  directly  or  delegate  them  to  another  Trustee  or  Volunteer  and  ensure  that  they  have  been  carried  out.\n',
                    whenAndWhere:
                      'Bus  Office,  Methodist  Church  Hall,  Main  Street,  Shildon,  DL4  1AH',
                    supportOfferedExpenses:
                      'We  would  prefer  a  local  person,  but  the  payment  of  travel  expenses  will  be  considered  on  an  individual  basis.\nDBS  not  required  for  this  role.  \nTraining  will  be  sourced  and  provided  as  identified  according  to  the  needs  of  the  individual  and  the  volunteer  will  be  mentored  to  help  them  settle  in.\n',
                    volunteerBenefits:
                      'You  will  be  part  of  a  small  and  friendly  team  of  volunteers  and  will  have  social  opportunities  by  working  in  our  office.\nYou  will  develop  your  skills  as  a  general  Secretary  for  a  charity  which  will  be  transferable  into  paid  employment.\nGain  new  skills,  make  new  friends,  better  mental  and  physical  health,  improve  your  confidence,  give  something  to  the  community.\n',
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