Trustees Week 2020

2 November 2020

Our trustees volunteer their time to work together to shape the vital work we do to support children and young adults with complex needs.

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Our existing Trustees  bring a wide variety of skills and experiences across fields including education, business and finance, property, and local government.

Trusteeship is a two-way thing

Chris Knee, Chair of Trustees:

“I became a trustee five years ago to try and offer some management experience to a valued charity (WESC Foundation).  The role also keeps me involved in organisational development issues following my retirement from full-time working and provides me with an occasional sense of achievement!  Trusteeship is a two-way thing: what you offer and what you gain – both are important”

Angus McNicol, Trustee:

“It is both a privilege and heartwarming to be able, as Trustee, to help shape the future of WESC  where young people with often serious disabilities can always feel happy and safe and know they will be helped to achieve their full potential.”
Derek Fargher, Trustee:
“I became a trustee at WESC Foundation to try and help to develop the charity and passing on my experience to others.  I find it very rewarding and involvement in all aspects of the Foundation with other trustees helps to understand the whole picture.”

Plans to develop our board

In 2020 we are aiming to strengthen our collective expertise by appointing three new trustees

  • a trustee with experience and expertise in SEND education (no previous experience of holding a Trustee position is required)
  • a trustee with experience and expertise of adult care services (no previous experience of holding a Trustee position is required)
  • a generalist trustee with experience of charity management or governance either through a previous trustee role or as a senior leader in a relevant charit

We hope one of our new trustees might be able to take on the role of chair in the next 6-12 months when our current chair retires.

Please read our Trustee Recruitment Brief for more information about our charity, and how to register your expression of interest.

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