Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97689
At a glance

Skills

  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing
  • Database / CRM development
  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

Wandsworth, SW8 4JS
Mainly at home

Time

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

Deadline

01 Aug 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We are a small, friendly, experienced board seeking additional trustees who bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, who broaden the diversity of thinking on our board.

What will you be doing?

DUTIES

-  Help set Power to Connects purpose, vision, goals and activities.

-  Provide creative and innovative ideas and input into forward planning.

-  Approve operational strategies and policies and monitor and evaluate their implementation.

-  Provide oversight and scrutiny of financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.

-  Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.

-  Identify, monitor, and control key risks.

-  Stay informed about changes in the operating environment.

-  Contribute to regular reviews of the charity’s governance.

-  Attend monthly board calls, prepared to contribute to discussions.

-  Use independent judgement, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect the charity’s interests, excluding personal or third-party interests.

What are we looking for?

We are a small, friendly, experienced board seeking additional trustees who bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, who broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. Our trustees play a vital role in ensuring that Power to Connect achieves its core purpose. They oversee the strategic direction of the charity, ensuring effective management and alignment with our vision.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • Passion for our cause
  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept responsibilities and liabilities as trustees 
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good judgement, and work effectively as a board member.
  • Effective communication skills and active participation in discussions
  • Strong personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Strong networking capabilities that benefit the charity
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities with all stakeholders, including staff and volunteers
  • Personal gravitas and ability to influence
  • Willingness to devote necessary time and effort to fulfil the role effectively

We are particularly interested in candidates with the following experience, though we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to support our work:

-     Charity fundraising experience

-     Outreach and communications experience

-     Business Development Experience

-     Charity management or governance experience, either through a previous trustee role or as a senior leader in a relevant charity

What difference will you make?

As part of our board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose to bridging the digital divide. 

Before you apply

To apply, please send a message via the Reach platform by 1st August 2024 at 5pm and include:

  • Your up-to-date CV 
  • A covering note containing a brief personal statement detailing why you are interested in the position and what you feel you can bring to the role

If you have any questions at all about the role or about Power to Connect, please contact us via Reach.

Causes
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Power to Connect is dedicated to promoting digital equality and reducing the digital divide in Wandsworth. We are committed to ensuring that every resident has access to technology, connectivity...