Charity Trustee

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
31 Jul 2017
31 Oct 2017
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends

The duties of a trustee are to:

  • ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • represent the company at functions and meetings as appropriate
  • declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a trustee
  • be collectively responsible for the actions of the organisation and other trustees
  • ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • abide by the equal opportunities policy
  • ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation's funds
  • make sure the organisation is properly insured against all reasonable liabilities
  • attend meetings, and read papers in advance of meetings
  • attend sub-committee meetings as appropriate
  • participate in other tasks as arise from time to time, such as helping with fundraising
  • keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work