RSPCA NORTH TEES VOLUNTEER TRUSTEE - COMMUNITY OUTREACH

RSPCA NORTH TEES VOLUNTEER TRUSTEE - COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Trustee/Governor
J90373
At a glance

Skills

  • Public relations
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0NE
Remote opportunity, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? This position is mostly remote but someone local, or with a local connection is preferred.

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

In an exciting time for the Branch, we are now recruiting. You'll play a vital role in making sure that the Branch achieves its core purpose. This role oversees the management and administration of the charity. 

What will you be doing?

Primary responsibilities of the Branch Trustee – Community Outreach
● Take the lead on matters relating to community outreach:
o Establish connections with the local community.
o Help the Branch determine what the local animal welfare need is.
o Where there are opportunities for improvements in animal welfare.
● Assist the Branch in setting strategies to tackle the identified animal welfare needs of the Branch area.
● Work closely with other organisations (other welfare charities, other welfare providers, vets etc) to develop mutually beneficial partnership opportunities.
● Identify opportunities for the Branch to engage with those living within the branches area to develop its supporter base.

Core Branch Trustee responsibilities
● Appreciate and support the aims and policies of the RSPCA.
● Work in conjunction with fellow trustees and branch officers and jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the branch and the RSPCA.
● Work with national RSPCA staff to ensure that the branch meets all minimum animal welfare standards (MAWS).
● In conjunction with your fellow trustees and Branch Partnership Manager write, adopt, monitor, and review a development plan setting out the short and long term aims of your branch.
● Actively participate in branch committee meetings and to attend the branch annual general meeting and regional conference.
● Be aware of the outcome of regional board meetings and support regional initiatives.
● Actively promote and advertise the society in an ongoing programme to recruit new branch trustees and volunteers and welcome new members.
● In conjunction with your fellow trustees, ensure the proper management and control of all activities and decisions relating to any premises held or staff employed by the branch if applicable.

What are we looking for?

We are committed to creating a Board which is representative of our society, and in particular, our community and surrounding areas so encourage people from any background to apply for any of our opportunities.
Alongside professional experience, we are looking for someone who is committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives and shares our passion for animal welfare. You would be creative, innovative, bring a fresh perspective, and can put ideas into action.

You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert, although commitment, common sense, and the ability to be objective are vital.

What difference will you make?

You will be able to shape and continuously improve the animal welfare offering in the local area, improving the lives of animals and achieving the RSPCA's main goals and objectives. 

Causes
  • Animals / wildlife
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The core objective of the Branch is to provide animal welfare assistance to the National RSPCA frontline Inspectorate, whilst supporting our local community in all things animal related.