Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97764
At a glance

Skills

  • Public relations
  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Leicester, LE1 4LR
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 15

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Each Quarter. Usually Thursday at 6pm

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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.

Quetzal exists to deliver a high-quality counselling and support service to women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that is specialist, safe and free to access.

What will you be doing?

What is the role of the Board of Trustees?

  • Responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation
  • Ensures that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Working in partnership with the CEO to support staff members and volunteers, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation.
  • Engage in stimulating, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making to help the organisation develop and meet the needs of its service users.

What are the main duties of a Trustee?

  • Assist in the formulation of strategic plans and regular review of long-term strategic aims of the charity.
  • Assist in the development of organisational policies, procedures, defining of goals, targets and the evaluation of performance against agreed targets.
  • Assist in maintaining the legal and financial integrity of the organisation and supporting the continuation of the project
  • Maintain an oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation and protect and manage its property.
  • Represent the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions
  • Fostering relations with potential partners.
  • Support the Chair in the review of any external complaints as defined by the organisation’s complaints procedure

Key Qualities of Trustees

  • Commitment to Quetzal’s, aims and values.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship (training provided)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.

Time Commitment

The Board meets every two months on a Thursday at 6.00pm usually via zoom and trustees are asked to be available for the majority of these meetings.  In addition to Board Meetings, other contact, usually email or by telephone, will also be necessary.

What are we looking for?

We welcome volunteers from any background. Trustee experience is not necessary, we are looking for committed people that will take an active role in the development of the organisation.  

We would particularly like to speak to you if you have skills in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • HR

What difference will you make?

Being a trustee of Quetzal is one of the most powerful ways in which you can contribute to a local organisation that works to mitigate the effects of VAWG.

As a trustee, you play an integral part in the good governance of a charity, not only ensuring that the organisation remains sustainable but ensuring that it adheres closely to its mission and works in the interests of its beneficiaries.

As well as being an impactful and rewarding voluntary position, the strategic experience which is gained through trusteeship can have an immediate and powerful impact upon your career.

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We provide counselling and support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Quetzal was the brainchild of Jennifer Anthony Black...