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You could be ECT’s next trustee!

August 24, 2021

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You could be ECT’s next trustee!

You could be ECT’s next trustee!

Have you got skills that could help build the future of the award-winning ECT Charity? Would you like to offer some of your time and expertise to help us grow the positive impact we are already making for thousands of people in our local communities in Ealing, Dorset and Cheshire?

ECT is looking for four new trustees who share our ambition to provide top-quality, safe, affordable and accessible transport services for every community we serve.

Our new CEO and dedicated Board of Trustees are forging exciting plans for the future, alongside our top-notch team of committed, professional managers, drivers, assistants and administrators. As new trustees, you will help steer our charity on the next stage of its important journey. 

More than a bus service
 

ECT has been providing journeys for our communities for over 30 years – but we are much more than just a bus service. We use transport to help people who may be a part of the growing loneliness epidemic, for example, in both urban and rural areas. 

Whether it’s taking somebody for their weekly trip to the supermarket, a visit to the GP, a minibus for a local youth group, SEN school runs or a day out with friends and family – wherever people need a hand, we like to be there to help. We make journeys possible, across the communities we serve.

We are a ‘forward looking’ charity and recognise that the world in which we operate is changing. This means we are always keen to look at opportunities for innovation and working together; we know the value real partnership working can bring to help people combat their own issues.

ECT’s impact in numbers
 

It’s the difference we make to individuals and their families that really demonstrates our positive impact – but we have some pretty impressive facts and figures to share too:

  • We drive our 130 buses over 1.25 million miles a year – that’s the equivalent of 5 trips to the moon!
  • We deliver over 300,000 passenger-trips each year – almost enough to fill Wembley stadium more than 3 times over.
  • During Covid-19, we still managed to cover over 900,000 miles, took more than 3,000 people to get their vaccine and delivered over 30,000 emergency food packages to desperate families.
  • And during pre-pandemic years, we developed a reputation as the go-to provider of best-in-class, accessible transport for major sporting events, including the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and the Rugby World Cup.

And now we want you to help us do more… 
 

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Patrick O’Keeffe comments:

“Thank you for taking an interest in joining ECT Charity as a Trustee. We believe that everyone has something to contribute to the community transport sector. This is a period of considerable change at ECT. We had a change of CEO in 2021 after more than 30 years and now we are looking at the ways we can improve the governance. With four of our trustees reaching the end of their nine-year terms, these are exciting times to join us. We are looking forward to taking on new people with new skills to face the challenges – and to be a part of ECT in our new era.”

CEO John Chesters comments:

“We are looking for four – or more – individuals who want to bring their skills to our Board of Trustees and build their skills with us. We don't mind where you come from, or what your level of experience might be. All we ask is that you want to be a part of our charity and are sure you would be the person who can help us make sense of the new world we are all facing. But most importantly, ensure we are still here, doing more for more people in the years to come.”


To find out more about being a trustee at ECT Charity, please email our CEO: john.chesters@ectcharity.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 


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