Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J77672
At a glance

Skills

  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Brighton, BN1 1AE
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? We are happy to consider applicants from across the UK.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
There are currently 4 full Trustee Board meetings each year, with around 8 additional ‘mini’ Board meetings each year.

We hope that by exploring what we do, you will experience a firm sense of that, and develop the same passion we have for preserving and enhancing this special project.

What will you be doing?

Trustees play a vital role in the life of Allsorts. It is their job to support the project and hold it to account, ensuring the children and young people feel safe, listened to and supported, whilst they continue to explore, grow and feel more confident with their sexuality and/or gender identity. This is done through the following core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the CEO to account for the performance of the project
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the project and making sure its money is well spent

The responsibilities of a Trustee at Allsorts are across five key areas:

  • Values and mission
  • Strategic planning and performance
  • Financial
  • Workforce
  • Risk management

You will need an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a Trustee of a charity.

In addition to the above responsibilities, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they possess, to enable the Board to reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, scrutinising reports, providing advice and guidance on new issues, particularly where a Trustee has specific expertise.

What are we looking for?

Understanding the unique contribution a small charity, with an ever widening reach can make to the confidence and opportunities of children and young people to understand themselves and how they fit into their place in the world, will ensure the long-term future of Allsorts.

Enquiring, strategic, reflective and thoughtful minds are welcome. Sharing and exploring ideas and strategies is an essential part of trusteeship and an ability to think long, medium and short term is key.

We are currently particularly keen to hear from anyone who has skills in the areas of finance and communications. We warmly welcome Trustees from a range of cultures, backgrounds, contexts, age and experience. We are currently under-represented on the Board by people of colour and those who do not identify as cisgender.  We strongly value the contribution that people with these characteristics will bring to our Board discussions.

What difference will you make?

We have seen inspiring resilience in all children and young people who have attended Allsorts over the years, and their experiences, thoughts, creativity and concerns have shaped the project whilst strengthening our resolve to provide safer and more inclusive spaces for LGBT+ and unsure children and young people across Sussex and beyond.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The best part of being a Trustee is seeing how your contribution has helped the children and young people who use the project, flourish. You will feel a deep sense of pride and satisfaction watching those who access the project’s services develop in confidence and a feeling of authenticity, as they find their way in a seemingly more critical world. You will be welcomed to a team who are ambitious for Allsorts and you will be encouraged to reflect and understand the impact you have on the wide range of support the project offers to children and young people, as well as their families. There will be opportunities to use and develop skills you already have and develop new ones.

A few more details

Allsorts will be offering an online Q&A session for anyone who might be interested in joining us on Wednesday 26th January (time TBC). If you are interested in this please contact us for more information. We are also very happy for prospective applicants to observe a board meeting if they wish. Please get in touch.

 

 
 

 

Before you apply

Reach Volunteering are supporting Allsorts with their board recruitment. Please send a CV / LinkedIn profile or similar and a brief expression of interest. You will then be invited to have an informal chat with the CEO and Trustee Recruitment Lead. Successful candidates will be provided an induction, training and ongoing buddy system. Please email any enquiries or applications to: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk
Causes
  • Young people
  • Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity...