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Job title:- Trust administrator

Days/hours:- 19 hours per week, days and times to be agreed (a small amount Of evening working is required)

Salary:- circa £25k pro rata

An opportunity has arisen for a staff member, initially on a 6 month probationary period, leading to a permanent position.

Responsibilities and Duties:-

Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office essential. Experience of using property management software an advantage. In addition you must be able to take minutes, have excellent organisation and record keeping skills, attention to detail and accurate data input.

An ability to work effectively, with excellent communication and people skills. Good time management and ability to prioritise workload essential.

Some lone working required.

You must be able to maintain a high standard of confidentiality and discretion.

For more information or an informal chat, contact Ian on 07794163522

Please email supporting letter and CV to:-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications:- Midday on Friday 17th Dec 2021

The Great Torrington Town and Lands Trust are looking for new Trustees. Do you have a few hours to spare each month?

Although one of the oldest charities in North Devon, the Trust is forward-looking and provides affordable housing, grants to support local community projects and Christmas vouchers for older and disabled citizens in Great Torrington.

We would welcome all applications to join our Trustees Board, but are especially keen to recruit people with background knowledge in the building industry, farming and land management, along with those with more commercial business and legal skills.

Would you like to learn more about the Charity then please contact our Chair Steve Blake on 07879 896668 or email your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an initial informal discussion.

 

If you wish to donate your vouchers to the Torrington Community Food Bank then please feel free to
indicate this on your note when dropping off to the office

Thank you

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Crier:

 The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

 ‘The Crier is published 10 times a year and delivered throughout Great Torrington and the rural district. The content is provided by the community and local councils and is a combination of important local information, news and views, events, fundraising appeals and information on local businesses, amongst many other topics.  The Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity kindly supported the Crier with grant funding for many years, until it became mostly self funding.  During the Covid pandemic it became impossible to deliver copies using our usual door-to-door deliverers and volunteers, and so in order to ensure that important local information continued to reach our community, we chose to use the Royal Mail's door-to-door service.  We had to do this for 10 issues over the last year at a cost of nearly £8000. We are so incredibly grateful that the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity stepped in to provide grant funding towards this cost, the whole process was so quick and easy and it is wonderful to know that the Crier is so valued by this important local charity.’

To Great Torrington Town & Lands Trustees,

We would like to thank you again for your incredibly generous grant last autumn towards the work of Allsorts Children’s Club. We also wanted to let you know that we have started meeting again on a Friday evening in person! We met with Angela Fleming (head mistress of the Bluecoat School) during Easter, and we were pleased that she said we could meet up again at the school after Easter! We have met for the past 3 weeks and have used the MUGA as the weather has been kind, although we are able to use the hall with the doors open. We have started with approximately half of our children (35) to get to grips with all of the Covid rules and restrictions and hope to open up the club to all of the children after 21st June! We continue to run the youth side work via Zoom as they do not go to the school in daytime, but again hope to meet in person after June.

It’s been lovely to be able to pick up where we left off some 13 months before and are very thankful for Zoom and financial help which enabled us to keep going.

Thank you Trustees – we are very grateful!

Karen & the Allsorts Team 😊

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Youth Genesis Trust (Ltd).

 

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

Torrington Youth Space Update – June 2021

 

"It's with great appreciation and thanks to the Trustees of Great Torrington Town & Lands that Youth Genesis is able to offer a range of life changing projects and activities for local young people. The funding will allow us to provide a series of activities at our Friday Night Youth Hub over the summer and autumn that will include sports and games as well as sessions around arts, crafts, music making, dance and drama. We will also be offering young people life skills around cooking, managing finances and gardening.

 The Friday Night Youth Hub, which takes place at Torrington Methodist Church and on the streets at various locations around town, is currently engaging just over 80 teenagers each week! Many of the young people Youth Genesis are supporting have struggled with their mental health following the Covid-19 pandemic etc.  Funding from Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity will help us to provide the right support as well as a dynamic range of positive activities.  

 For more information, please visit: https://www.youthgenesis.org.uk/location/great-torrington/

 

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Torrington Senior Citizens Club.

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

‘The first outing of the year was to Dorchester in May. The weather was hot and sunny. Some members went to the swannery and then onto the café for a good lunch. In June there was an outing to Padstow. Some members enjoyed a boat trip. In July there was an outing to Exmouth where again members enjoyed boat trips, picnics or a nice lunch in the town. In September there was an outing to Sidmouth, another fine day for a stroll along the sea front, shopping and looking around the beautiful gardens. In November there was an outing to Bristol for Christmas shopping. In December the Christmas Lunch took place at the Great Torrington Town & Community Hall where a fun time was enjoyed by all of us. There was an entertainer and a sing along etc’.

Distribution Day 2019 was held on Friday 6th December and was a very enjoyable and successful day for Trustees, staff and visitors.  On the day we gave out our highest number of vouchers to date totaling £15,580, several of which were kindly donated by recipients to our chosen charity - Torrington Community Foodbank.

Many thanks to the Great Torrington Town and Community Hall for allowing us to use the building, providing refreshments and to the many volunteers who assisted us on the day

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