Trustees sought for exciting local cycling charity

Trustees sought for exciting local cycling charity

Trustee/Governor
J63202
At a glance

Skills

  • Business development
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Database
  • Network and/or system management
  • General management
  • Health and safety
  • HR
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Maidenhead, SL6 8BR
Mainly at home
Travel limit? N/A

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
Trustee meetings typically Mon or Tue evenings, every other month, dates to suit all members of Board. Flexible other than that

Our board of trustees are a vital part of our mission to promote cycling and support young people struggling at school.

What will you be doing?

Attendance at Board meetings (6 per year) including ensuring we pursue our charitable objectives, set strategic direction, ensure efficient operation, safeguard our reputation and ensure financial stability.

Contribution to agreed areas of work between meetings: ideally identifying and developing new sources of income, and supporting our finance/HR processes.

Representing the charity at local events.

What are we looking for?

Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with our mission. We are particularly seeking Trustees with experience of the following areas:

  • Fundraising/income generation: including through grant applications and corporate partnerships
  • IT: website and newsletter content management, database, data protection
  • HR: contracts, payroll, pensions 

 

Experience:

  • Successful experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation
  • Experience of building relationships with key stakeholders to achieve organisational objectives
  • A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making
  • A track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity

 

Knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • A commitment to the charity’s aims and objectives, in particular a passion to improve cycling opportunities in the region and to encourage more people to cycle.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Good, independent judgement and strategic vision
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • An understanding of the respective roles of the Chair, Trustees and staff team

What difference will you make?

  • More people cycling locally
  • More young people making a successful transition from school
  • Increased efficiency
  • Better governance
  • Increased income

What's in it for the volunteer?

Demonstrable contribution to the success of a small but ambitious local charity.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Sports
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
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