We are recruiting!
Conflict and Change is undergoing a drive to recruit trustees to broaden the skill sets, experience or qualifications on the management committee.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help expand our existing Trustee Board to bring fresh, innovative and realistic ideas to the organisation and take things forward, with skills and experience in either:
As well as looking for trustees with specific skills, we are also interested in recruiting trustees who have good overall general knowledge, have an interest in the service we offer and may also have in-depth knowledge about the local community.
What is a Trustee?
Trustees are people that serve on the governing body of a charitable organisation.
Trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity or social enterprise and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.
Trustees ensure their organisation has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. A trustee’s role in a charity is to be the ‘guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.
They safeguard the organisations assets – both physical assets, including property, and intangible ones, such as its reputation. They make sure these are used well and that the charity is run sustainably.
What does a Trustee do?
Trustees offer the executive strategy, scrutiny, and support and are the final decision-makers.
They have oversight of all the charity’s decisions and set the charity’s direction.
Trustees are often drawn to a charity because they are passionate about a particular cause, or need in the community.
Become a Trustee
Trustees are exposed to a wide range of skills needed to oversee a charity: strategy and business planning, governance, HR, finance, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, property law and more. It can be an effective way to build skills and knowledge in a variety of ways and enhance work experience and opportunities.
Please contact us for further information on the details below if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Conflict & Change Trustee.
Interested in developing a new set of skills?
Want to help out in your community as a volunteer?
Enjoy meeting and talking with people?
Based in Newham or nearby?
Take the first step to becoming a trainee Community Mediator for Conflict and Change by joining us on this interactive 5-day course in September 2022.
Our Online Mediation & Interpersonal Skills Training course takes place 5 days in September, running from 9.30am-4.30pm on the dates below.
Introduction session: September 19th 2022 6.30pm-7.30pm
Then Monday – Friday 26th , 27th, 28th , 29th & 30th September 2022
This mediation training covers both process and practice, and you will finish the course with tools to mediate community conflicts in a way that nurtures holistic resolution and reparation.
Over the 5 days we will cover: Understanding conflict; you and conflict; the mediation process; holding the space for challenging discussions; practice in core skills – and much more.
Based on the Conflict and Change historically established “in person” community mediation training, we are delighted to have commissioned the creation of an online training version.
Inspired by the difficulties and experience’s the pandemic brought to the fore in relation to physical contact and participation in training venues and homes, the light really shone on the need for alternative mediation delivery and engagement possibilities for people in the community, for a host of reasons.
Together with another community resolution organisation, Conflict and Change have created and developed a full online mediation training for our volunteers, or for people interested in mediation as an area of interest and possible future career opportunities.
Between us, Conflict & Change (Newham, London) and Community Resolve (Bristol) have over 60 years of using mediation practices. We have worked in communities in numerous ways, including, teaching peer mediation in schools, family conflict intervention projects, workplace mediations, inter faith conflicts, disability rights mediation, special education needs mediation, and have lots of teaching experience to share.
This mediation training covers both process and practice, and you will finish the course with tools to mediate community conflicts in a way that nurtures holistic resolution and reparation. Over the five days we will cover: Understanding conflict; you and conflict; the mediation process; holding the space for challenging discussions; practice in core skills – and much more.
TO BECOME A TRAINEE VOLUNTEER MEDIATOR AFTER THE COURSE
Once you have completed all days of the course (Days 1-5) you will have a one-to-one feedback session with one of the trainers. To then become a trainee mediator, you’ll need to:
If this is YOU, we would love to hear from you, whatever your previous experience, please get in touch to express interest in attending the course and for further information.