Recruiting New Trustees

Recruiting New Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J93293
At a glance

Skills

  • Marketing strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Database / CRM development
  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Property management

Where

Haverfordwest, SA61 2LE
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? We operate only in Pembrokeshire.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

Do you love Pembrokeshire? Do you want to make a real difference? Do you have valuable skills that could help us a trustee?

 

What will you be doing?

We are looking for active, dynamic trustees who will help us to achieve our full potential as a charity and develop our services further. 

Key Responsibilities: 

1. Legal Compliance: Provide guidance and oversight to ensure the charity complies with all legal requirements, including charity law, governance regulations, and reporting obligations. 

2. Financial Oversight: Review and analyse financial reports, budgets, and financial policies to ensure the responsible management of funds and assets. Provide financial expertise to help shape the charity’s financial strategy. 

3. Risk Management: Identify and assess legal and financial risks to the charity’s operations and reputation and collaborate with the board to implement risk mitigation measures. 

4. Governance: Contribute to governance discussions, providing insight into best practices for effective and transparent governance in the non profit sector. 

5. Fundraising and Grants: Assist in fundraising efforts, including grant applications, financial proposals, and donor relations, leveraging your financial acumen to secure resources for the charity. 

6. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with fellow trustees, staff members, and volunteers to ensure the charity’s financial and legal interests are protected while advancing its mission. 

Qualifications: 

  • Passion for the mission of PCS 
  • Housing and/or homelessness, administration, legal and/or financial expertise, ideally with a background in law, finance, accounting, or related fields or skills and proficiency in any professional area that would enhance the governance and operations of PATH 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work alongside other trustees and PATH staff to achieve our goals. 
  • Willingness to devote time and energy to attend meetings and contribute to the charity’s activities. 
  • Knowledge of the local community and homelessness issues in the UK is a plus. 

 

 

What are we looking for?

As PCS is recruiting new trustees, ideal candidates should possess the following skills, experience, and qualities:

  1. Skills and Experience:

    • Legal and Financial Expertise: Background in law, finance, accounting, or related fields is highly valued.
    • Housing/Homelessness Experience: Professional or personal experience in housing or homelessness issues.
    • Governance Knowledge: Familiarity with charity law, governance regulations, and reporting obligations.
    • Risk Management Skills: Ability to assess and mitigate legal and financial risks.
    • Fundraising Ability: Experience in grant applications and financial proposals.
  2. Personal Qualities:

    • Passion for PCS's Mission: Commitment to addressing homelessness in Pembrokeshire.
    • Collaborative Approach: Willingness to work with other trustees, staff, and volunteers.
    • Analytical and Problem-Solving: Capability to analyze complex information and develop solutions.
    • Strong Communication: Effective interaction with various groups, including community and donors.
    • Dedication: Readiness to devote time to meetings, communication, and charity events.
    • Local Community Understanding: Knowledge of local homelessness issues in the UK, especially Pembrokeshire.
  3. Time Commitment:

    • A minimum three-year commitment, attending board meetings, participating in sub-committee work, and engaging in charity activities and networking events.

PCS welcomes applications from individuals from any sector who feel they can contribute to the organization’s work. The role offers a chance to significantly impact homelessness, gain governance experience, and engage in community networking and personal development.

 

What difference will you make?

Join our board and make a real difference in the lives of others.

As a trustee, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our charity and directly impact the lives of those we serve. Your expertise and passion will be instrumental in guiding our strategic direction, ensuring that we continue to deliver the essential support and services our beneficiaries need.

Join us on a mission of change.

We are committed to supporting those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and your contributions will be invaluable as we strive to achieve our goals. Whether you are a seasoned professional or passionate volunteer, your skills and experience will be welcomed and valued.

Together, we can create a brighter future.

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve. Join our board and be a part of something truly meaningful.

Here are just a few ways your impact will be felt:

  • Shape our strategic direction and ensure we are maximizing our impact
  • Guide our financial management and ensure the sustainability of our charity
  • Provide leadership and foster a culture of innovation
  • Advocate for our cause and raise awareness of our work
  • Directly contribute to the lives of our beneficiaries

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Share our passion for making a difference
  • Possess the skills and experience to contribute effectively
  • Are committed to working collaboratively and making a positive impact

Join us today and embark on a journey of meaningful change.

 

Before you apply

Please provide a cover letter and brief CV detailing why you are interested in becoming a Trustee at PCS and your relevant experience. Thank you

Causes
  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

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