We are recruiting - Trustee

Posted 8th November 2023

Trustee Vacancy

Fitmums and Friends is a charity which provides support for men, women and children to be active through the delivery of walk, run, cycle and athletics sessions. The charity started in East Yorkshire and the bulk of activities are delivered by an extensive volunteer network, now spread across the Humber, North & South Yorkshire.

The organisation has been operational since 2009, becoming a registered charity with a board of Trustees in 2017. At the end of the most recent membership year, the charity was supporting nearly 1,000 members spread across 14 clubs, with around 300 volunteers delivering sessions (including Run/Walk/Cycle Leaders and Coaches).

The charity has been recognised for its tireless work in improving the health and wellbeing of communities through a number of local and national awards, including the UK Sport Coaching Intervention award in 2017, and most recently (in 2021) founder and Chief Officer Sam Barlow was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero award. In 2015, she was also awarded a BEM in the New Years Honours. The charity has an excellent reputation for innovation and is well recognised as a leader in systems of support around activity. This is a dynamic and exciting charity to be a part of and we welcome new trustee level support to help the future of the charity.

In addition to the core offer of community-based, volunteer-led run/walk sessions, the charity also provides a number of additional programmes of support which include:

  • A programme called "In the Pink" which provides intensive support for anyone who needs a helping hand to become more active
  • An activity programme for people affected by sight loss - SocialEYES
  • Activity and support programmes for adults and children affected by bereavement
  • Activity programmes for people affected by menopause

And we are about to start a programme of support for people on an orthopaedic waiting list.

The charity also supports a number of additional volunteer roles:

  • Mental health champions
  • Guide runners
  • Club Welfare Leads

The charity has exciting plans to continue its growth in supporting men, women and children to become active. To help us grow, we need experienced members of the public to join our existing Board of Trustees. We are particularly keen to recruit individuals with the following skills and/or experience but welcome all applications:

  • HR
  • Organisational Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Board meetings are held every two months either in person or virtually via Zoom.

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of Fitmums and Friends, and guides and supports the Chief Officer and her team. 

More information is available in the Applicant Pack below or please contact admin@fitmums.org.uk.

For more information about this charity, visit www.fitmums.org.uk.

Closing date: 31.12.2023

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