Vacancies for TRUSTEES

Join our dynamic board of Trustees

Overall Purpose

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, undertaking such duties and continually striving for best practice in governance that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning.
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are

Main Duties

  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard and promote the good name and values of the organisation in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
  • Interviewing, appointing and monitoring the work and activities of any senior paid staff.
  • Acting as a counter-signatory on charity cheques and any applications for funds.
  • To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.

Accountable to

As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, members, funders, the Charity Commission, and Companies House. Close attention must be given to the governing document to ascertain the type of organisational structure and the range of interested parties.

To apply

Please post your CV and a covering letter to:

General Manager
involve Community Services
The Courthouse,
Town Square,
RG12 1AE.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please email us with your contact details and we will call you.