Chair and Trustees x2

Building Blocks is the charitable organisation of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.  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: 

  • 1 Chair Person
  • 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 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). A detailed job pack can be found on for both the above vacancies.

For an informal, confidential discussion please contact Mark Kenyon, Chief Finance Officer on 0121 626 5157 or

Training will be provided and travel expenses will be paid. 

The closing date for applications which should be submitted via email is 12:00pm on 28 July 2017.

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