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Community First New Forest seeks two additional Trustees
CFNF is a Council for Voluntary Service which supports voluntary and community groups across the New Forest and provides a range of services to those living in and around that area including community development, volunteer centre, children and young people’s services, transport, home improvements and New Forest Nightstop.
CFNF is now seeking two additional Trustees for its Board, one with legal experience and the other with financial experience.
The applicant with legal experience will probably be a practising or retired lawyer. In addition to a lawyer’s approach to the various issues affecting CFNF some knowledge of commercial agreements and/or employment law would be useful but is not essential. Although the role will include giving informal preliminary advice on legal issues CFNF consults outside lawyers on a formal basis when appropriate.
The applicant with financial experience should have or have had a financial qualification gained in the finance world with skills to analyse finance proposals, monthly and quarterly accounts and to set budgets. Experience in charity finance and pensions schemes is an advantage but is not essential. He or she should be willing to become a member of CFNF’s Finance Committee and to understudy the Treasurer.
The Board meets 5 times a year and also holds away days. All trustee positions are unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses are covered. For further information on CFNF’s work please visit
If you are interested in taking on either of these roles and/or need further information please contact Michael Clowes, Chief Executive, Community First New Forest, Archstone House, Pullman Way, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1DH. email  tel: 01425 482773.

For further information contact:
Michael Clowes, Chief Executive, Community First New Forest on 01425 482773 or email  

Editor’s notes
Community First New Forest is a Council for Voluntary Service supporting the voluntary and community sector across the New Forest District.   Community First New Forest also provides a range of support services that aim to make a difference towards quality of life.
Community First New Forest works at the forefront of community development, supporting and promoting the sustainable development of the local voluntary and community sector.   Community First New Forest offers practical advice, support and information on best practice to local voluntary and community groups, advice on funding and much more.
Community First New Forest’s support services seek to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the New Forest district.
These include amongst others:
  • Support with improvements or adaptations to homes
  • Transport services
  • Emergency short-term accommodation for homeless young people
  • Providing support to vulnerable children, young people and families including a young carer initiative  
  • Recruiting and training volunteers
  • Support and advice to voluntary and community groups
Community First New Forest works towards removing barriers to social inclusion by working with communities and individuals who may be socially disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated. By building relationships, fostering partnerships and delivering quality services, Community First New Forest aims to improve quality of life and assist in the development of diverse, strong communities.
For further information about Community First New Forest visit
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