Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J96011
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Bradford, BD1 4QH
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Volunteers should live within 40 miles of the centre

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

The Bridge Project is delivering services and projects addressing a range of issues such as substance misuse, risk taking behaviours, relationships, housing, physical/mental health, and employment.

What will you be doing?

Our Trustees play a pivotal role in governing the Bridge Project.  They are responsible for setting our strategic vision and priorities, ensuring our financial sustainability, and providing guidance and oversight to our operations. Our Board is committed to excellence, and we are looking for new individuals to bring fresh knowledge and experience to join us in this important work.  We’re committed to creating a Board which is representative of the communities we support, bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences, to help shape what we do and how we work.  We’re particularly keen to hear from candidates from ethnically diverse backgrounds and from women, however, we would be pleased to hear from you if you feel you can add value to our Board and would like to help us to make a positive contribution.  This is a rewarding role and you do not need to have experience of being a Trustee before, as there will be a comprehensive induction.

As a Trustee, you will have the opportunity to bring commitment, energy and enthusiasm to the role with a passion for doing your best.  You will work alongside other talented Trustees, engage with our staff and stakeholders, and contribute to our collective mission of empowering people experiencing multiple barriers to achieve positive change.

Our Trustees play a vital role in making sure that the Bridge Project achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that the charity has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the senior leadership team to enable The Bridge Project to grow and thrive, and through this, achieve our mission.

We are looking for people within approximately 40 mile radius of Bradford, West Yorkshire as meetings are a mix of virtual and face-to-face.

 

What are we looking for?

Each Trustee must have: 

Essential

  • A demonstrable commitment to the Bridge’s mission.
  • A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement. 
  • Integrity. 
  •  Strategic vision.  
  • Good, independent judgement. 
  • An ability to think creatively. 
  • A willingness to speak their mind. 
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship. 
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of the Bridge Project. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience within a specific field of work that they can offer expertise and insight on.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and/or experience of working within governance
  • Knowledge and/or or experience of strategic development and planning 
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working within the housing sector 

What difference will you make?

You will be joining a friendly, highly engaged, and passionate group of likeminded Trustees who are keen to deepen the impact of the Bridge Project in local communities.  As a Trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic direction of the charity and directly contribute to these objectives.

You will collectively be responsible for ensuring that the Chief Officer and his team not only grow our services to meet everyone that needs them, but that the service we provide is of the highest quality.  Last year we provided treatment and support to 4,900 individuals.

You will also have an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the voluntary and community sector and give something back to the local community as well as developing new skills.

Before you apply

Please send a covering letter detailing your skills and experience and what you can bring to the Board of Trustees, including an up to date CV via the Reach platform.

There is no closing date, the advert will stay live until we have recruited sufficient Trustees.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Women
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    To relieve sickness, poverty and promote social inclusion through the provision of treatment, care, rehabilitation, education and training services to persons or members of their families who:...