Building Blocks Charity

Building Blocks Charity

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Independent Trustees x 3 (Including Chairman) (Expenses Paid)

Building Blocks is the charitable organisation of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.  It aims to provide support to children and young people in order to prevent crime, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour.  It also includes supporting children and young people into education and employment and promoting or supporting activities which allow children and young people to develop their personal and social skills to create confidence and independence.

We are now relaunching Building Blocks to ensure it meets the needs of local young people and also, importantly, attracts further funding that can be used to support local activities.  We are looking for Trustees who have skills in the following areas: fund raising and bid writing, media and communications, youth services and youth provision.  You will also need to have an understanding of the issues affecting young people.

We are seeking to appoint to 3 positions: 

-       Chairman

-       2 Independent Trustees

We are looking for exceptional individuals with the skills and expertise to make a significant contribution, providing guidance, leadership and the skills that will support the Charity and ensure its continued development.  If you are passionate and proactive about ensuring that young people have the support they need to prevent them getting involved in crime, then the Police and Crime Commissioner would like to hear from you. 

Please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief supporting statement that details your experience to Karen Dawes at the following email address

Please state very clearly on your supporting statement which vacancy you wish to be considered for (either independent chairman or independent trustee).

Further information about the Building Blocks charity is available through the following link.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 5 May 2017.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity.