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New leaders for Norwood

Last updated: 2004-04-21

Norwood is inviting applications from members of the community who are interested in becoming Trustees or Lay Leaders of Anglo-Jewry’s leading children and family services charity.

Over the past twelve months, the organisation has re-structured both its senior management team and its lay involvement.  By introducing a senior management team, Norwood established a Strategic Directorate who, together with Chief Executive Norma Brier, are responsible for setting corporate strategy with the Board of Trustees ensuring high quality and cost effective services.  The charity has also established new specialist committees, with specific areas of responsibility, to provide professional expertise and experience to support Norwood. The organisation is now looking to enhance its board and specialist committees by inviting applications from people within the community who would be interested in working closely with professional colleagues at Norwood, to provide the very highest level of advice and support to the organisation in all areas of its work.

Norwood’s Chief Executive Norma Brier explains: “As part of our new three year corporate strategy, and following the recent organisational re-structure at senior management level, we are interested in hearing from anyone with expertise or experience in children and family services, learning disability, special education, advocacy, health and safety, and from people with a legal or Local Authority background, with a view to enhancing the diverse skill sets on our current Board.  Trustees and Lay Leaders make a very significant and valuable contribution to the progressive services that Norwood provides, for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.  These are all designed with one goal in mind: to encourage and enable socially disadvantaged children and their families, and people of all ages with learning disabilities, to achieve their full potential in life.”

Trustees serve for an initial period of three years. Norwood would like to talk to anyone who is able to commit a minimum of twelve days a year to the organisation as a trustee, or a minimum of 8 days a year as a lay leader.  A full organisational induction will be given.

Anyone who feels that they could, and would like to make this significant contribution to Norwood and the community should contact Norwood’s Chief Executive Norma Brier on 020 8954 4555.