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Volunteer Trustee

Children and young people | Children | Families | Youth | Health and social care | Disability | Healthy living | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability | Education and literacy

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Location: Community House, 311 Fore Street, London , N9 0PZ (see map)

Travel: Edmonton Green station. Shrubbery Road bus stop.

Start date: 12/06/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. To ensure that the organisation complies with and pursues its objects as defined in its governing documents (i.e. memorandum and articles of association, trust deed, constitution). To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance.
  • In addition to the above statutory duties, each director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board of directors reach sound decisions and further the objectives of the organisation. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or using contacts and resources to promote the organisation.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects and to contribute actively to the Board of directors’ 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 ethos of the organisation.
  • It is expected that trustees will attend meetings of the Board, in person or virtually, at least four times a year.
Every Parent & Child

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What impact will this have?

  • You will be a part of a team that leads and shapes our charity and the outcomes we want to create for our service users.
  • You will be helping our charity to achieve its potential for the good of children, young people and families in the London Borough of Enfield and surrounding areas. It is a truly rewarding experience.
  • You will contribute actively to the Board of Directors’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • You will make a real difference for the local community.

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Commitment

  • We are looking for people to sit on our Board of Trustees. If you have experience and skills in the following areas: legal and regulatory, development, marketing and communication, banking and financial management, developing Young People’s services, you would be very welcome.
  • In particular, we are especially looking for someone with experience in fundraising and donor relationship management, developing corporate partners and network of influencers, knowledge and experience in charity law and governance, and /or social influence/ philanthropy / good connections, preferably high places. Information pack provided on request.

What else do I need to know?

  • The recruitment of new trustees (also known as directors) comes at an exciting time for the organisation. Following its success in delivering service in the London Borough of Enfield, the charity is now growing and expanding its offer across north London. As a trustee, you will work closely with your Board and the CEO to steer the organisation through and beyond this new phase of its development. We are open to applicants from the private, public and voluntary sectors with particular experience in Fundraising and donor relationship management, Developing Corporate relations/supporters, Charity Governance, Charity finance, and Developing Young People’s services.
  • The responsibilities of a trustee (director) are:
    - To ensure that the organisation complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
    - To ensure that the organisation complies with and pursues its objects as defined in its governing documents (i.e. memorandum and articles of association, trust deed, constitution).
    - To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively
    in pursuance of its objects.
    - To contribute actively to the Board of directors’ 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 ethos of the organisation.
    - To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
    - To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance.
    - In addition to the above statutory duties, each director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board of directors reach sound decisions and further the objectives of the organisation. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or using contacts and resources to promote the organisation.
  • It is expected that trustees will attend meetings of the Board, in person or virtually, at least four times a year.

Expenses

  • We reimburse our volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses incurred, such as travel and lunch. Our volunteers can claim 0.35p per mile when using a personal car to travel to the EPC office or another location as agreed with Volunteer Co-ordinator. Volunteers can claim up to £5 for lunch when working 5 hours or more. Appropriate receipts MUST be submitted with the expenses claim form.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Maths
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Interpersonal
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Professional
  • Business and management
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Social media
  • developing corporate partners and network of influencers
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Maths
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Interpersonal
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Business and management
  • Councils and public sector
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Social media

Training

  • Induction
  • Current trustees mentor new trustees.
  • We may offer any relevant training if needed.

Location

Community House, 311 Fore Street, London , N9 0PZ

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