Job Title: Director/Trustee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: T0104
Contact Name: Claire Drummond
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 25, 2020 11:37

Job Description


Title: Director

Vetting level: Enhanced DBS

Reporting to: Chair of the Board of Directors

Specific role purpose:

As a Director, you will focus on:

  • Setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Monitoring its financial performance
  • Assuring it meets all regulatory and legislative requirements to a high standard.

The role of a Director is voluntary; however, expenses incurred can be claimed.

Specific role responsibilities and requirements:

Organisational purpose

  • Determine the purpose of the organisation
  • Set a strategic plan to ensure the delivery of this purpose
  • Monitor the delivery of the strategic plan
  • Continuously review the purpose of the organisation in the context of the changing social and economic environment.


  • Appoint, manage and support the Chief Executive
  • Ensure via effective delegation to the Chief Executive that appropriate processes and structures are in place
  • Set an example to the employees of the organisation through a professional approach to the role and by demonstrating values consistent with the organisation’s ethos


  • Sustain the organisation’s reputation by maintaining a professional and ethical organisational culture
  • Identify and disclose conflicts of interest and work with other directors and senior employees to mitigate any risks associated with these conflicts.

Decision making, risk and control

  • Monitor performance against strategic objectives
  • Continuously review the financial performance of the organisation including setting and reviewing budgets and reviewing the annual audited accounts
  • Monitor the financial and non-financial risks to the organisation and resulting risk-management plans
  • Where responsibilities are delegated to the Chief Executive and senior employees, monitor these responsibilities via effective line management
  • Appoint the organisation’s auditors
  • Oversee the organisation’s compliance with the Care Quality Commission requirements
  • Oversee the organisation’s compliance with HMO requirements (Houses in Multiple Occupation).

Board effectiveness

  • Work effectively with the other directors to lead the organisation as a team
  • Support the appointment of new directors where required
  • Continuously review the mix of skills, knowledge and experience of directors to ensure the organisation can be governed effectively
  • Undertake training as required in line with the requirements of the position. 


  • Encourage inclusivity and participation amongst Directors
  • Monitor the organisation’s diversity ensuring it takes an open and inclusive approach to all activities.

Openness and accountability

  • Through effective delegation, proactively communicate with relevant stakeholders about the purpose, plans and activities of the organisation
  • When things go wrong or there has been a near-miss, adopt a transparent approach to communicating with any affected parties.


Knowledge & Experience

This section details the requirement of experiences and knowledge

  • Demonstrable commitment to the work of Lisieux Trust
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team while contributing an independent perspective
  • An ability to make collective strategic decisions for the good of Lisieux Trust
  • Willingness to attend Board Meetings and give the minimum time commitment required (5-8 hours every three months)
  • Knowledge and experience of the range of equality and diversity issues, including ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, belief or age
  • An ability to think creatively
  • Openness, honesty and leadership
  • Professional integrity
  • Sound judgement and effective decision making
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of directorship.

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