3SG, as with many other charities, social enterprises and community groups, has managed many challenges over the past two years. We have worked collaboratively with our members and mobilised a significant volunteer service in response to the pandemic, increasing our support to organisations, helping to make a real difference to our communities in BaNES. Our priority going forward is to ensure we are in a strong financial position in order to continue to have an impact locally, be a strong voice for our members delivering infrastructure support, and be at the forefront of the changing health and care landscape as we move into the Integrated Care System (ICS).
We are also managing changes to our leadership. At the end of April 2022, we will be saying farewell to our current Director James Carlin BEM, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. During his tenure as Director, James has worked tirelessly to develop 3SG to become a thriving charity and infrastructure organisation, and is a champion for 3SG, supporting the wider third sector in BaNES and beyond. James’s work in establishing collaborations and partnerships has been exceptional while supporting a growing team who have the confidence and ability to drive the organisation.
His leadership of 3SG and his response to the Covid-19 challenges has led to a formal recognition of a British Empire Medal, a Business Exchange Leader of the Year award, and 3SG receiving two Bath Life awards in 2021. The trustees are extremely sad to see James go, however, we are very grateful for the work and achievements he has made over the last five years, and for raising the profile of 3SG and the work of the third sector, widening our impact and influence at a local and regional level.
Trustees are currently working on recruiting James’s successor, and we will plan any necessary interim arrangement if required. We wanted to thank you for all of your continued support for 3SG and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
We will shortly be posting the position on our jobs page, as well as in our weekly newsletter that contains updates on news, events, jobs and more across Bath and North East Somerset. Sign up to our newsletter here: http://bit.ly/3SG-newsletter