Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J62722
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Social media marketing
  • Website creation
  • Website design
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Legal
  • Social care / counselling

Where

ORPINGTON, BR6 6BH
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No limit

Time

Mostly outside office hours There is a minimum of four Board meetings per year with occasional extra meetings to address any specific issues arising.

Deadline

22 Jul 2019

Help Us Re-Build Broken Lives. 

We are seeking trustees to join our charity helping to rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners through creativity and ongoing support in the community. 

What will you be doing?

We are seeking applicants to become a trustee to help our charity continue to progress in an exciting period of development. The role offers the opportunity to join a trustee team with varied high level experience across diverse sectors. The charity is delivering rehabilitation programmes through a number of creative projects in prisons in the South East and expanding its range of post-release work.

 

There is a minimum of four Board meetings per year with occasional extra meetings to address any specific issues arising. Meetings are usually held in Central London in the early evening. We are a small organisation so trustees also contribute to the work of the charity in other ways, from assistance with work in prisons to meeting with funders, representing the charity at events and advising in areas related to their specific expertise. We are particularly looking for applicants with knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital
  • Fundraising/income generation
  • Senior level experience in the Criminal Justice System

What are we looking for?

Trustees have a collective responsibility for the strategy and work of the charity, its funds and assets. It is not a requirement that candidates have previous experience of being a trustee of another charity.

Main responsibilities include:

  • ensuring that the charity complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • ensuring the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
  • contributing actively to the Board’s role in giving strategic direction to the charity, setting overall policy and defining goals
  • safeguarding the good name and values of 2makeit
  • taking collective responsibility for the actions of the charity and other trustees
  • ensuring the effective and efficient administration and financial stability of the charity
  • attending meetings, having carefully read papers in advance
  • keeping informed about the activities of 2makeit and wider issues which affect its work
  • conducting duties in accordance with the policies of the charity
  • maintaining good working relations with all other trustees, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.

Trustees should use any skills, knowledge or experience they have to reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Person specification

Essential criteria:

  • A commitment to the organisation
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A commitment to the seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

What difference will you make?

We believe that rehabilitation and personal change come through collaboration, especially when two or more people engage in a creative endeavour, hence our name: 2makeit. Examples of feedback capture the impact of our work:

 

“At no other point have I experienced such a friendly and happy atmosphere where thoughts, ideas and skills are freely shared, then finally brought together when we play. Words cannot express how grateful I am.” Prisoner participant in a London prison.

“You are helping me more than anyone in my life.” Ex-prisoner supported with post-release work.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to work with colleagues of considerable professional experience amongst the charity’s trustees and staff, including backgrounds in prison and probation management and achievements in the arts, charities and business at the highest levels.

 

We are a small organisation so there are many opportunities for trustees to contribute to the work of the charity beyond regular meetings, from assistance with work in prisons to meeting with funders, representing the charity at events and advising in areas related to their specific expertise.  

Before you apply

Causes
  • Arts
  • Criminal justice
  • 2makeit is a charity that helps rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners by offering them creative expression through programmes centred on music and the arts. Engaging with fellow...