Trustee/Company Director

Trustee/Company Director

Trustee/Governor
J97474
At a glance

Skills

  • Business development / Sales
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • General / operations management
  • Advice / Advocacy

Where

Clay Cross, S45 9JW
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? 30

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Attend approximately 10 meetings per year that are a mixture of evening and daytime.

Visitors from Fifth Day

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 looking for volunteers to join our Board of Trustees to help lead the charity and support our management team in developing our services and securing the vital resources we need to meet demand.

What will you be doing?

As a Trustee, you will also serve as a Director of our limited company, playing a crucial role in ensuring the continued provision of high-quality services to our clients. You will work collaboratively with fellow Trustees to make informed decisions, attend board meetings, liaise with staff, review board papers, and provide guidance on our services.

You will play a vital role in providing strategic leadership and ensuring the charity operates effectively and meets its objectives. This includes:

  • Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with the Chair, CEO, and fellow Trustees to promote our vision, mission, and values.
  • Policy and Strategy Development: Work with the Board to set policy, strategy, and targets.
  • Compliance and Performance: Ensure the charity complies with all statutory requirements and evaluates internal performance.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Communicate the work of the Board to internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend and offer strategic input into Board meetings and other events.
  • Support and advise staff and fellow Trustees, especially in areas of your professional expertise.
  • Inspire staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders through the promotion of our vision, mission, and values.

Person Specification:

  • A commitment to our mission, aims, and ethos, along with a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Ideally experience of a governance role within a charitable, commercial, or public organisation.
  • A desire to make a difference for people at moments of challenge in their lives.
  • Ability to explain information in an accessible way to fellow Trustees, staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders.
  • Good, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship / company director.

What are we looking for?

  • A commitment to our mission, aims, and ethos, along with a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Ideally experience of a governance role within a charitable, commercial, or public organisation.
  • A desire to make a difference for people at moments of challenge in their lives.
  • Ability to explain information in an accessible way to fellow Trustees, staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders.
  • Good, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship / company director.

What difference will you make?

  • Job Satisfaction: Make a tangible difference in your community by helping individuals in crisis and supporting them through challenging times.
  • Community Impact: Play a critical role in shaping local advice and advocacy services, ensuring they meet the needs of our community effectively.
  • Valuable Experience: Enhance your governance, strategic planning, and leadership skills, which are highly transferable to various professional settings.
  • Personal Growth: Gain insight into the issues facing local communities and develop a deeper understanding of social justice and advocacy.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of passionate and committed individuals, expanding your professional and personal network.
  • Professional Development: Access to induction, training, and ongoing support from experienced Trustees and staff to help you grow in your role.

Before you apply

Please apply via Reach

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