Member of a Board of Trustee

Member of a Board of Trustee

Ongoing role
J72258
At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • HR
  • Volunteer management
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching

Where

Coventry, CV1 5NP
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? No limit as can work from home

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Bi-monthly board meetings and general support for the KairosWWT team

Deadline

31 May 2021

The role of a Board Trustee: Kairos Women Working Together (KairosWWT) are seeking board trustees to join our friendly and committed board of trustees.

What will you be doing?

What will you be doing? We are looking for board trustees with a wide range of skills, knowledge and a real passion and belief in the value and dignity of all women. All trustees are responsible for maintaining an overview of the charity's activities, ensuring the charity remains sustainable and that it uses its resources effectively to achieve the organisations aims. They also need to ensure the charity maintains the highest level of financial governance and reporting.

Role responsibilities:

  • KairosWWT affairs are conducted in accordance with generally accepted codes of performance and propriety.
  • KairosWWT follows the recommendations of the Charity Commission.
  • Promote effective communication between the Board of Trustees and Director.
  • KairosWWT provides role profiles and competency frameworks to Trustees.
  • Board agrees all trustee roles.
  • Board agrees the role of Director and establishing a constructive working relationship with and providing support for the Director.
  • Board as a whole act in partnership with the employees.
  • The Director is replaced in a timely and orderly fashion.
  • Board receives professional advice where needed.
  • Board delegates sufficient authority to Trustees, the Director and others to enable the business of KairosWWT to be carried on effectively between Board meetings and ensuring that the Board monitors the use of these delegated powers
  • All Board Trustees are given the opportunity to express their views and that appropriate standards of behaviour are maintained in accordance with any available Code of Conduct.
  • Board makes proper arrangements to appraise the performance of the Director.
  • Board makes proper arrangements to determine the remuneration of the Director and other senior staff, such remuneration to be based on clear business reasons and to be in the best interests of KairosWWT and its service users.
  • Board is given full information to assess new or amended contracts of employment for senior staff.
  • Board makes proper and appropriate arrangements for its own appraisal, both as a Board and of individual Trustees including the Chair.
  • Board makes proper and appropriate arrangements for implementing a succession plan for Trustees.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for board trustees with a wide range of skills, knowledge and a real passion and belief in the value and dignity of all women.

Board Trustee specification:

  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • Organisational ability
  • Knowledge or experience of business and committee procedures

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make?

By joining our board, you will get to support the strategic development of the organisation as it serves vulnerable women in Coventry. You will also get a great insight into the workings of grassroots, frontline organisation making a vital difference in the lives of some of Coventry's most vulnerable women.

What's in it for the volunteer?

What is in it for the volunteer?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small, but professional and committed board of trustees.

 

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