2 months ago
Mind in Bradford
As a Trustee, the commitment and energy you provide will make a direct difference to our Charity and everyone we help.
Being a Trustee is hard work and unpaid, it also carries enormous responsibility. The Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for running our Charity.
Being a Trustee however is also immensely rewarding; providing both expected and unexpected opportunities for personal development. And while you bring your skills and energy to running the Charity, you will also find you are gaining new skills, knowledge and experience. For example, you will help plan the strategic future of the Charity and its work, agree budgets, make policy decisions and have the opportunity to contribute to other key areas. You will also ensure that the Charity can be held accountable to its beneficiaries, the Charity Commission, and other stakeholders.
Although this is an immensely responsible and important position, you won’t be on your own; you’ll be joining a team of Trustees who are equally committed to the development of our organisation; each one brining their own skills and expertise.
As a Board, we usually meet every other month, and you will be expected to engage in discussions via email most weeks.
The duties of a Trustee are:
- To ensure that our organisation complies with our governing document, the requirements set out by national Mind, the Charity Commission and Companies House and other relevant legislation.
- To ensure resources are utilised for maximum benefit and ensure that they are allocated exclusively in pursuance of our organisations objectives.
- To contribute actively as a Trustee; attending meetings, engaging diligently, conducting research prior to discussions as required, responding to correspondence efficiently.
- To safeguard the good name and values of our organisation.
- Represent our organisation at events and meetings as appropriate.
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of our organisation.
- Abide by all organisational policies.
- Ensure the financial stability of our organisation.
- Protect and manage the property of our organisation and ensure the proper investment of funds.
- To declare conflicts as interest as, and when, they arise.
- To ensure that the organisation is properly insured against all reasonable liabilities
- In addition to the Statutory duties of a Trustee, you should also use any specific knowledge or expertise you have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focussing on key issues and providing advice and guidance as appropriate.
- To take part in sub-committee meetings as required.
- To participate in other tasks which arise from time to time such as interviewing new staff.
- To keep informed about the activities of other organisations and wider issues which affect our work.
The Charity Commission provides an excellent document on the role of Trustee for further information, which can be accessed via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3
For full details, please visit our website: http://www.mindinbradford.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities