Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J65658
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Fundraising strategy
  • IT strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • General management
  • Governance

Where

Cricklewood, NW2 6TU
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? As long as the person can get to us for meetings it is immaterial where they live

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
The Board meets 8 times a year in the evening time. That's the basic requirement and then we usually work with individual trustees on agree work.

Deadline

01 Apr 2020

Be a trustee of an innovative charity in North West London helping vulnerable and disadvantaged to use their skills and talents to turn their lives around. 

What will you be doing?

We require a new board member to join us. We hold meetings every six weeks, duration of two hours starting at 6pm. At these meetings, members are informed of the operations of the charity, requested to consider future services and have a discussion on the agenda for the meeting.

Ideally we are looking for people with expertise in finance, income generation, law, governance and housing

What are we looking for?

You can read the formal answer below but what we really need is an energetic, committed person to join our dream of being a top quality, personable and effective charity in Cricklewood and beyond. 

 

The statutory duties of a trustee

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds
  • If the charity employs staff, to appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance

What difference will you make?

We think you will like being part of our team and dream of doing things differently, of trying out new ways of enabling supporting people to overcome their own and external barriers to a full and active life in our community. I guess being a trustee also is a positive thing for the person themselves as it gives them a chance to demonstrate their talents in a charity setting. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

Being part of a fun and exciting charity.

A few more details

Please contact us initially via the Reach Volunteering platform

Causes
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • The charity provides support services to single homeless people as well as vulnerable people in our local community. Moving away from a single issue agency, the charity is keen to work with its...