St. Paul's Community Development Trust

After many years’ service, the current Chair of Trustees of St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is to retire. St. Paul’s has gone through a challenging period but are now beginning to see growth in the organisation for the first time in over five years.

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We are seeking a new Chair of our Trustee Board to lead the organisation into the next stage of recovery and onto a sustained period of stability and growth.

As Chair we are looking for someone with passion and an understanding of sectors the organisation work in;

  • Leading the Board of Trustees and the organisation to enable it to fulfil its purpose.
  • Acting as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate.
  • To supervise and support the Chief Executive.
  • A willingness to lead the organisation
  • Possesses tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion.
  • Possesses relevant knowledge of the business areas the organisation operates in.
  • Has the relevant skills to manage meetings effectively.

Is this you? The time commitment can vary, but the Board meets Bi monthly with meetings with the Chief Executive monthly. The Board tries to have a strategic plan/review day annually, but all subject to review.

Interested? Call or E-mail: david.cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk / 07957678817 to discuss the position further.

Application Forms available from alison.watson@stpaulstrust.org.uk 

Closing Date 31st July 2019.

Download the Job Description for the position by click here: Job Description – Chair of Trustees

About St Paul’s Trust

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust had its origins in the desire of people in Balsall Heath to make a better future for their children. It has developed from three small community projects which all began between 1968 and 1972.

One of these was St. Paul’s Nursery, which started as a preschool playgroup in the hall belonging to St. Paul’s Church. Just across the railway line, an adventure playground was opened by residents on the Malvern Street site where the Venture has remained and grown.

The third and youngest of the projects was St. Paul’s School. The School was founded to work with pupils who were disaffected from large mainstream secondary schools. Like the Nursery, it was first based in St. Paul’s Rd, where it occupied three Victorian terraced houses. Like the Nursery, also, the School moved as it grew. The three groups joined forces to establish the Trust in the late 1970s, and from these small beginnings in voluntary endeavour it has grown to be a thriving organisation.

Today St Paul’s has the following services;

  • Two independent schools for children with special educational needs.
  • Two children’s’ centres providing the best possible start in life for 0-3 year olds and their parents
  • Out of school service providing play and meals for up to 35 children 6-11 years
  • A nursery for up to 55 children from 0-3 years.
  • A city farm offering educational and well-being services for children and adults.

Our Mission

To support individuals and families in Balsall Heath and wider Birmingham to lead healthy and fulfilled lives and make a positive contribution to their neighbourhood and the city”

Values

  • We believe in people. Every person has talent and the capacity to achieve his or her potential.
  • We focus on the need to ensure that every child receives the best start in life, to access education and to on-going support where it is needed
  • We value equally our staff (paid and voluntary) and recognise the talent they have and their passion to deliver high quality responsive services.
  • We believe in partnership working and will seek to collaborate with organisations and stakeholders to ensure high quality services are delivered to those we support.
  • We believe in transparency, openness, delivering value for money, and are accountable to our Board of Trustees, partners and the communities we work with.
  • We aim to be inclusive, to promote and deliver fairness in access to services, use of buildings, and employment
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