At a glance


  • Digital strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising strategy
  • IT strategy
  • Legal
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning


Taunton, TA1 3AQ
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? The Trustees would ideally be local, but open to candidates from further afield.


Mostly outside office hours The board meets bi-monthly - meetings start at 7pm and last for a maximum of two hours. Spending time visiting the workshops and OYB Events.

On Your Bike welcomes applications for Trustees to join our Board and help our vibrant organisation meet its long-term goals.

What will you be doing?

Main responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements and acts in accordance with its governing document.
  • To safeguard and promote the values and mission of the charity.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through clear strategic planning and business planning.
  • To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity.
  • To promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and to maintain its public benefit.
  • To maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisation’s objects, that investment activities meet accepted standards and that effective internal controls and risk management procedures are in place.
  • To ensure that a fully effective and appropriate system is in place for the recruitment, appointment and monitoring of the work and activities of the senior management team.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance.
  • To abide by all relevant On Your Bike policies and procedures

What are we looking for?

  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of On Your Bike.
  • Strategic vision coupled with good, independent judgement.
  • An ability to think creatively.
  • A willingness to speak your mind, clearly and with sensitivity.
  • The ability to understand and accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team while contributing an independent perspective.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas

  • Financial governance of a Charity
  • Legal – with a legal qualification and experience.
  • Safeguarding and mental health.
  • Income generation or fundraising.
  • Charity/voluntary organisation governance.
  • IT & digital information management.
  • Retail – with expertise in EPOS systems.

What difference will you make?

The On Your Bike Board seeks to strengthen its stability, effectiveness and sustainability in the long term and hopes to welcome new trustees who will work with the current board members to reach their long-term goals.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be joining a vibrant organisation with exciting plans for expanding their service and a committed team who passionately believe in the enormous social value that the organisation creates.

Before you apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation,and what skills and experience you will bring to the board. Applications should be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance.
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • Our key aim is to train and employ the socially underprivileged, ex-servicemen and long term unemployed to help themselves, help us and other volunteers recycle and sell bikes.  We are proud that...