24 days ago
Zibby Garnett Travel Fellowship
DUTIES OF A TRUSTEE
The trustees’ duties include:
- to set the charity’s purposes (within the objectives set out in the Trust Deed)
- to encourage the charity’s wellbeing and development
- to approve the annual budget and to monitor expenditure
- to ensure that adequate resources exist to deliver its activities
- to foster the charity’s assets and ensure that they are only used for the charity’s purposes
- to employ the administrator (and any other staff that might be appointed).
A Trustees’ principal duty is to oversee the conduct of the charity. In addition each Trustee is expected:
- to involve themselves in the activities of ZGTF;
- to attend in Trustees’ meetings (pre COVID three or four per annum and usually held in London on weekday afternoons, now remote);
- to share in attending student interviews and presentations (usually held in London and in the East Midlands);
- to join in any social functions; and
- to act as an ambassador for ZGTF and its activities, and to network on its behalf;
Additionally, as the charity has no permanent endowment, individual Trustees are asked to contribute to various areas of activity which in a larger organisation would be undertaken by executive staff.
Examples of such activities include: editing scholars’ written reports; keeping in touch with alumni; promotion and press publicity; producing annual newsletters and printed material; enhance the use of computer technology to promote the trust, finance and help with fundraising – liaising where appropriate with the Administrator and the Chairman.
The Trustees are expected to contribute their time and any incidental expenses (although they are welcome to claim appropriate travel costs if they wish.)
We particularly seek a trustee with experience of fundraising or charitable finance.