Trustee - Croydon
about 1 month ago
RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch
This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with the RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch helping to achieve our purpose of promoting kindness and preventing cruelty to animals.
We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to actively volunteer for the Branch as trustees, ensuring that the Branch is governed and managed effectively, whilst continually having animal welfare at the forefront of their mind.
Trustees serve on the governing body of the charity and have the responsibility of the running of the Branch. They are also able to influence how the Branch carries out animal welfare in the area, and manage projects and activities of the Branch.
The trustees meet for an evening once a month to talk about current issues and how to raise funds for the Branch to help local animals in need.
Further information on the role of a trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website.
We are looking for people from all social and cultural backgrounds, all ages (over 18) and with a variety of experiences and skills to draw on, whether these have been formed through life or work situations.
These skills include the traditional type; management, legal, fundraising and financial, to help ensure we have a sound and robust business model and long term strategic development plan. However, we are also looking for people who are creative, innovative, who have experience of, or are part of the groups and communities we want to attract, who can bring new ideas, different experiences and fresh perspectives to the Board and to help put those ideas into action.
Branch Trustees need to be committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives, so having a passion for animals is very helpful too.
As a minimum, trustees would normally be expected to attend a monthly committee meeting lasting some 2 to 3 hours. However, the commitment may vary dependent on whether or not the trustee takes on additional duties such as the role of chairman, treasurer or secretary.