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Community Swimming Pool Trustee

Employer
Settle Area Swimming Pool
Location
Settle, North Yorkshire (GB)
Salary
Not remunerated
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Trustee needed to support our Community Swimming Pool

Settle Area Swimming Pool CIO operates a swimming pool and two charity shops in the market town of Settle. The pool is open daily throughout the year and serves the needs of an isolated rural community, local schools, and other organisations the surrounding district of North Craven; it is the only facility within a 15-mile radius of Settle.

 

The pool was built in 1974 by local subscription in response to the number of local children drowning in the nearby river Ribble. The pool was redeveloped and modernised in 2023 and has always been run as a charitable organisation and managed by a volunteer committee of local people. There is still strong local support for the pool which been steadily accumulated over the last 50 years.

 

The pool is open to all and provides a wide variety of swimming activities for all abilities, including swimming lessons for all the local primary schools and swimming classes, exercise classes, mother and baby swims, and lifeguard training. The pool hosts the local swimming club, Settle Stingrays, and the Disabled Swimming Club and Silver Swimmers.

Trustees are required to:

Attend 6 to 10 meetings of the Board of Trustees per year. Contribute to the four specialist groups covering Facilities, HR, Finance and Publicity – Trustees usually attend meetings of one or two of the groups which meet every six weeks or so. Support the voluntary activities linked to promoting and fund raising for the pool.

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