RCLC Looking for Fundraiser Trustees


Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed trustee to ensure the organisation is effectively managed, and give time as a volunteer to help with fundraising to Trusts, charities, statutory agencies and businesses.

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC), a small local charity, exists to help marginalised women from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to achieve their individual potential. The majority of the women we support are migrants or refugees who speak little or no English, and often have limited experience outside of the home. No matter what barriers a woman faces we work alongside her as she overcomes obstacles to integration and realising her aspirations. For many women, this includes improving their English, building confidence, making friends, volunteering locally, gaining qualifications or securing a job.

The Board of Trustees takes collective responsibility for the management of RCLC, a charity and company limited by guarantee. You will need to be able to make a commitment of up to 10 meetings per year. As well as devoting the necessary time, you will have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Role Description and Specification

This role is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, in accordance with RCLCs expenses and volunteer policies.

Our Chair of Trustees, with a strong involvement in fundraising, needs to reduce her role for family reasons, and we are looking for a new trustee with some background in fundraising to work with the Fundraising subgroup. With only 3 part time staff, the Board are significantly involved in raising the funding to maintain the organisation.  Preparing individual funding applications can involve significant time commitment on a short term basis as well as meeting with potential funders. As well as small contracts with the local authority, and government grants, we have been successful fundraising  from some of the bigger trusts in the past such as Lloyds Foundation, Garfield Weston and Comic Relief, as well as the smaller trusts. We would like to develop a more strategic fundraising policy and build  relationships with businesses in the Thames Valley.

We are a lively friendly Board who are very committed to the Centre.

If you would be interested in becoming a trustee or would like more information in regards to this please do contact Sarah Del Tufo (Chair of Trustees) on sarahdeltufo@gmail.com