Chair of Trustees

People to Places is a charitable organisation providing community transport and Shopmobility services in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and have been operating since November 1989.
People to Places aims to provide independence to people with mobility issues within the Royal Borough. We strive towards parity between those with and without mobility needs. The fundamental aim is to tackle social isolation and loneliness. People to Places will continue to provide people with the means to participate in their local community.

Chair of Trustees

People to Places exists to tackle loneliness and isolation in our community and to deliver independence.  Our chair provides the essential leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees. This also enables the organisation to fulfil those vital aims.

Our Core Services

Community Transport – People to Places have a fleet of 14 minibuses, driven by trained Drivers, a combination of both paid and voluntary.  All of these are fully accessible for people with restricted mobility and are COVID secure.

Shopmobility – The service loans mobility scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs to people with limited mobility.  Car transportable scooters are available for extended hires.

Travel Assisted Payment Schemes (TAPS) – This scheme is funded by the Local Authority for residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead who are unable to use conventional public transport because of their disability and are without a bus pass.

Support Services – At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, a shopping and prescription delivery service to individuals began, which developed to include support for the local food bank in Windsor and in the delivery of testing kits to community groups.

MiDAS and PATS Training – People to Places are members of the national MiDAS scheme.  This means that all of our Drivers have been trained in safe driving techniques and our Passenger Assistants are trained in assisting people with mobility issues, plus we offer this training to other organisations as well.

What the Chair of Trustees will do

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation
  • Ensures that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, company law and all other relevant legislation/regulations
  • Works in partnership with the CEO and supports the employees, also helping them achieve the aims of the organisation; and to optimise the relationship between the Board of Trustees and the staff
  • Facilitates the Board of Trustees in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making
  • Acts as an advocate externally for the organisation and for instance the issues concerning mobility/dignity and loneliness/isolation.

Eligibility

You must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 18 years or over
  • Must have no unspent criminal convictions
  • Have an in date full DBS check or be willing to undertake one

To apply to become a Chair of Trustee please complete the application form below and send a detailed CV here.