Our Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees have worked tremendously hard over the 10 years since the start of CNI simply to keep up with the requests from countless towns and cities to help set up Street Angels and Club Angels projects across the UK. Police, council, public services and private businesses recognise the value of working alongside local churches to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the night-time economy period and beyond, and this partnership working provides a wonderful opportunity for the local Christian community to reach out into their towns in the way that only they can do – by taking the love of Christ into those situations and simply loving the person in front of them!
This success has extended into Festival Angels providing a caring presence at large-scale music events in recent years, with the likelihood of similar requests to follow as organisers witness the positive results of our presence by keeping people safe and offering comfort and support when in need.
CNI trustees and board members recognise the need to ensure that our charity can meet the growing needs and support processes of existing projects and the continuing demand for more of the same. Securing a robust organisational framework and sound financial governance are our core aims over the next 12 months.
With this in mind, we are keen to invite suitable individuals onto our board at our next Annual General Meeting, which is in September 2018. We are particularly interested in enhancing trustee skills and knowledge in relation to finance, fundraising, charity law, employment and human resource management. A personal Christian faith is highly desirable, and a practical knowledge of Street Angels projects would be helpful but is not essential.
Trustee-ship is a voluntary role and essential to the good governance and development of CNI. Trustees are entitled to claim reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their role.
If you would like to know more about the trustee role or are already inspired to support CNI in this capacity, please don’t hesitate to contact Steve Brock, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org of via mobile on 07526 641796.