Work experience and volunteering – what works?

In case you missed our third ‘what works’ seminar we’ve put together some video resources to give you access to the talks from the event. The video above provides you with a quick taster of the event. But you can also see the full talk from Johnathan Buzzeo on work experience and Joy Williams on volunteering.

We’ll be releasing more detailed reports on these issues in the autumn – but in the meantime I hope that you find this a useful summary of the evidence base.

Apex Works: We are looking for NEW Trustees to join our Board

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With some regret I have had to resign from my role as a trustee for Apex Works. The increasingly international nature of my work has meant that it has been impossible for me to make meetings for too long to justify my continued position on the board.

I have very much enjoyed my work with Apex and would encourage others to consider volunteering as a trustee. The following text explains a bit more about the organisation and how to get involved.

We are looking for NEW Trustees to join our Board

 Apex Works has been delivering support, learning and jobs to ex- offenders, homeless people, the long term unemployed; people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties for over 30 years. We work with people who are furthest away from the job market and provide personalised employment support and accredited learning that results in job ready employees. We have an active employer engagement team to ensure that we can sell in our people to the right employer.  We operate a GREAT behaviour and performance framework that motivates and inspires service users, volunteers and staff and uses a support and challenge coaching model.

Apex works trustees work with the CEO to set strategies, scrutinise reports and support the charity’s needs to deliver and extend our 4 strategic goals.

We are looking for people who are motivated by our passion for changing the lives of all of our service user groups, allowing them to achieve their individual potential.

Our trustee skills gap: The Board of Trustees have identified the following gaps in our governance team, a senior manager from a private sector or social enterprise business, those with experience of either marketing, finance or someone with a legal background.

Time commitment: Trustees are expected to attend 5 scheduled meetings a year and support in an ambassador role between meetings.

Are you interested?

We hope so, if not please tell a friend or colleague who you think might be. For more information go to our website www.apex-works.co.uk  or ring Gaynor on 0116 261 6503 or email gquilter@apex-works.co.uk

Charity Number: 518081