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Why is having good governance so important?

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

Direction. If you know where you’re going it’s much easier to get there.  The board should have the capacity to set the strategy and overall direction; providing leadership for everyone in the organisation.

Garry Jones's Blog

We live in uncertain times and for once such a statement actually means something, as since I last wrote we have a new government and a renewed promise to leave the EU. I’d like to focus on the former if I may and flag up a minor detail of the new government – the charities brief.

Safeguarding Children


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals or volunteers who work with children.


This session will provide participants with an understanding of what to look for to safeguard children from harm, how to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately and how social care responds including assessments together with child protection plans.

Topics Covered:

  • Be aware of different types of abuse

Equalities and Diversity


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and trustees in any setting.


This topic is relevant to everyone as all organisations need to ensure equality of opportunity as well as embrace a diverse and ever changing world.  This course looks at what the law says and examines how it is applied practically.  It also examines discrimination and ensures services are accessible to all.


Trainee Debt Caseworker

Salary:  £18,000 (pro rata)

Hours:  18.5 hours per week

Contract:   Fixed to March 31st 2020 with possibility of extension                   

Location:   Based at the Stafford Office and working across Stafford Borough, Cannock Chase and South Staffordshire and other locations as required.


Universal Credit Support Worker

Hours:        37 hours per week (job share would be considered)

Salary:        £18,270 (pro rata for part time posts)

Contract:    Fixed until 31st March 2020 in first instance

Location:   Based at the Stafford office and working at various Outreach locations in Staffordshire as required

Part-time General Advice Supervisor

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West is looking for a part time (28 hours per week) General Advice Supervisor to assist in the provision of the general advice service and outreach provision.

Location:     Based at Stafford and working at various locations across South Staffordshire, Cannock Chase District and Stafford Borough as required

You will have:

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.