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Board Director sought for Suffolk company supporting local charities

Board Director sought for Suffolk company supporting local charities

Suffolk Community Transport’s (SCT) Annual General Meeting will be held on 16th April 2015 at Hadleigh Business Centre at 10.00am.  (Formal notice of this meeting will be issued shortly).

We will have 3 Board Director vacancies at the AGM - two from the current Directors retiring by rotation and one other existing vacancy.  Below is a Directors' Application Pack which also contains a nomination form and list of members eligible to propose and second director applicants.

The job role details, along with background information about the company (contained within application pack), should provide any potential applicant with enough information to assess the role.  The role is a voluntary position, although expenses are reimbursed. However, if anyone requires any further information or detail about the role, please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal discussion.

Please note that anyone is able to apply.  An applicant DOES NOT have to be a current member of SCT, nor do they have to be a Community Transport Operator.  Applicants can come from any sector and from people at any level within an organisation.  The  most important thing is that an applicant has an interest in transport and in supporting a commercial company to grow.

Applications and nominations need to be returned by 17.00 on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

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Suffolk Community Transport (SCT) was set up in 2011 with the aim of supporting, enhancing and increasing the sustainability of the individual community transport operators in Suffolk. Currently, 16 community transport organisations from across Suffolk are members of SCT.

The large majority of community transport operators are voluntary organisations surviving on extremely limited budgets and lots of goodwill. Many of these groups are facing a real threat to their sustainability and long-term future.

SCT is a commercial training provider and vehicle hire service for the business, commercial, public and private sectors, but with well-established charitable aims which include reinvesting profits back into the community transport operators of Suffolk. SCT has ambitious plans to become one of the region’s foremost commercial training providers and vehicle hire services for the business, public and private sectors. Courses on offer range from ambulance, goods vehicle, horsebox driver training through to car, minibus and trailer training.

SCT's unique selling point is that anyone purchasing our services is indirectly supporting communities across Suffolk and hundreds of local people including the elderly, those with impaired mobility, adults with learning disabilities, the rurally isolated and local not-for-profit organisations.