Influence education as a school governor

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A school that looks after youngsters with emotional and behavioural difficulties needs school governors to join a committed team.

Anyone that has useful skills, including those that are gained at home, school or in the workplace, are invited to join the team at Hemel Hempstead’s Haywood Grove School.

Governors ensure the school delivers a high quality of education, working in partnership with the headteacher by attending regular meetings and visits.

The demanding but rewarding role is an opportunity to influence education in Herts.

> A hospice charity is seeking a new chair of trustees.

Experience of leading a significant business or charity would be preferred.

The role involves maintaining and developing the charity’s strategic direction and ensuring good governance.

The new chair will be an ambassador for the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, which provides specialist care and advice to patients, families and friends of those living with cancer.

The role involves the equivalent of one to two working days a week.

> Trustees are needed to help provide direction for the Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

As a trustee you would be expected to act with other trustees to provide strategic vision, offer leadership towards achieving the vision, monitoring financial management, ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and support staff and volunteers.

After completing a skills audit, the centre is seeking new members with experience in general business and/or marketing/PR.

There is a selection procedure for trustees and a mentoring system for new appointees as they learn about their role.

>To find out more about these opportunities and others contact the Volunteer Centre Dacorum on 01442 247209, www.volunteerdacorum.co.uk or pop in to the Roundhouse in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.