Aunty needs you

Aunty Social is on the hunt for at least one new Director to join the board of this creative and crafty community interest company based in Blackpool.

Our aspirations are to grow the Aunty Social projects that we already have and strengthen their sustainability and impact. We’re also interested in how we can develop as an organisation to ensure that we’re geared up to access larger funding opportunities and deliver services on behalf of public bodies.

With this in mind we have three key goals for 2017…

  1. Increase opening hours in Charabanc Shop by at least 50%
  2. Increased trading income (shop sales, film box office and advertising)
  3. Securing of at least one large funded project to include project management fees

We’re looking for Director(s) with the following skills to join the board…

  • Business development
  • Commercial business experience (small business retail especially)
  • Financial management and/or accountancy
  • Human resources and/or legal
  • Private sector philanthropy
  • Social investment
  • Advertising sales

Details of the level of commitment and legal duties associated with being a Director are contained in the recruitment pack.

For more information download the recruitment pack here.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] no later than Monday 13 February at 5pm.

So, what are you waiting for? Become an Aunty and get your New Year going with a new challenge.

Aunty goes to ‘that London’: European Year of Volunteering #EYV11Tour

Last week Aunty took part in the London stage of the European Year of Volunteering (EYV) tour at Coin St Neighbourhood centre in London.

The London EYV Tour events lasted a week and were designed to inspire volunteers.  The events, backed by the European Commission, offered anyone interested in helping others the chance to meet voluntary and community organisations and their volunteers.  It was also a chance for volunteers to get together, share their experiences and discuss issues that affect them.

It was great to meet other organisations and their volunteers and a special ‘shout out’ goes to the lovely Mark from Consortium and May from Greater London Volunteering Also, a big Blackpool “thank you” to the EYV Tour staff who looked after us well and gave us some very bright orange t-shirts to fashion into something tasteful *cough* and oh so *cough* stylish.

For more on EYV, visit www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/eyv11tour or take a look at the #eyv11tourUK hashtag on Twitter.

Crash bang wallop… Aunty’s just crash landed into the Blogosphere!

Hello m’dears!  We’re a lovely little collective that wants to give people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast an opportunity to come together and build a vibrant, active community through conversation, exciting events, sharing of skills/interests and of course, yummy food.  We also believe in the power of tea and cake…bringing people together over a brew 😀

See our About Aunty page for more.

Toodle-pip! x