As part of our new 5-year strategy, we are announcing today that we’re converting to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Company) by February 2018.
This is the next best step for us. We are an unusual CIC as all our operations are fully charitable. Closing the CIC company and launching a CIO is the next big step for us. We will be more accountable to our beneficiaries, our directors will take more responsibility and we will be formally recognised as a non-profit by the general public, funding streams and the government.
When we started out in 2015, The Charity Commission agreed to offer us registered charity status, however, we decided not to continue as I believed we wasn’t ready. This does mean however that we already have an approved CIO constitution.
July 2017 – Trustee’s shortlisted and interviews begin
September 2017 – Trustee’s formally appointed
October 2017 – Apply to charity commission
December 2017 – Issued with CIO status, CIC is closed and assets transferred
January 2018 – Conversion complete, new brand and identity launched when celebrating 2 year anniversary.
Trustee applications are now open. This is a formal application process where shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with a board of young people.
Recruitment of Trustees is in partnership with Reach Volunteering and their Trustee match service.
Chair – Description & Application
Deputy Chair – Description & Application
Treasurer – Description & Application
Youth Sector – Description & Application
Fundraising – Description & Application
Marketing, Communications & PR – Description & Application
Two Young People will also have the chance to sit as Young Trustees on the board.
If for any reason you feel you do not meet the criteria but you are highly passionate about young people in Swale, please contact us to discuss potential roles and routes.