Our strategic objectives

To develop a high quality and pro-active voluntary sector for the benefit of the
residents of the Dudley Borough by positively engaging partners in support of
voluntary activity

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Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the leading infrastructure membership organisation for voluntary organisations and community groups in the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell. With a membership of over 650 not-for-profit bodies, SCVO provides a wide range of support services to enable Sector organisations to increase their effectiveness and sustainability, and leads engagement and representation of the Sector with local statutory partners.

SCVO are actively recruiting for an independent chair and a number of independent board members. As an independent, you must not be linked to SCVO member organisations nor associated with a voluntary sector group within Sandwell. These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.


Independent Chair of the Board

As an independent Chair your primary role is to manage the efficient running of the SCVO board. You will lead the Board in setting and delivering the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring you are committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will have experience of the voluntary sector, business management and finance and a proven track record of leadership of a board. Your time commitment is approximately 2 days per month at our West Bromwich office with potential for meetings within the Black Country and wider West Midlands region.

Independent Board Member

As an independent board member, you will be part of a board of approximately 12 members and be tasked with working closely with the board and executive team to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the executive where necessary. Board membership is a 3-year rotation and the board meets quarterly.

For further information about SCVO please visit our website at www.scvo.info. To make enquiries or apply for any of the vacancies, please contact Debra Hill on 0121 525 1127. Application packs will be sent out upon request. Please call or email your request to debra@scvo.info clearly stating which position you are applying for.


The closing date for all application forms to be submitted is 5pm, on 22 August 2016.

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if you would like more information about Dudley CVS or would like to use one of the services we offer, please contact our office :
Telephone : 01384 573381 Visit our office at : 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 3EE

Registered charity No. 517766 incorporated under the 1995 Companies Act No 1998105 DVCS 2010