WATCH is a proud member of Open Mental Health, an alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS, working in partnership to ensure that residents of Somerset get the support they need, when they need it. Our involvement is creating lots of great opportunities for us. Your role would be to ensure effective governance and development of the organisation in order to provide a successful and sustainable Chard Watch Project. Some of the main tasks would include:
- Plan and prepare the committee meetings and the AGM with others as appropriate
- Ensuring that committee meetings including decisions and actions are adequately minuted
- Report to the next committee meeting on the progress of actions and the result of decisions
- Ensure accurate and up-to-date membership records are maintained in accordance with the constitution and Companies House requirements
- Deal with correspondence, writing letters/emails as agreed at committee meetings, summarising correspondence/emails received at the next committee meetings and drafting replies as appropriate.
Key skills include:
Organised and methodical
- Have knowledge of Company law relating to the Company Secretary’s role.
- Have a good knowledge of the organisation’s own constitution.
- Able to give clear advice on procedural matters.
- Able to take good minutes and keep accurate records
Our project is a lovely setting to work in and you’ll be warmly welcomed into this.
We give members an elevated sense of confidence and empowerment by enabling them to take their own positive steps… Change comes from within, and we help people take their first steps to fulfill their potential.
Founded in 2010 by members, we have built the project around our lived experience to help reach out and engage with other isolated and lonely people in the community. Social isolation/anxiety is getting worse, we can help remove the barriers & restore faith in your community.
Social isolation affects so many people, and we have members from all walks of life: adults with mental health issues; elderly; minority groups; young adults isolated; physical disabilities, adults recovering from dependency of alcohol or substance abuse – anyone who feels alone.
WATCH is part of the Somerset Open Mental Health Network (OMHN) which is formed with community Mental Health partner organisations and the NHS Somerset Foundation Trust. As a partner we specialise in Peer Support that will benefit all the OMHN services and be of benefit to individuals in their recovery and maintaining wellbeing. There are peer worker roles within the OMHN for people with lived experience who feel able to support others.