HR Trustee

Job Title: HR Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J69352
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 20, 2021 14:56

Job Description

A.C.E supports young people to improve their emotional/mental health. We are currently looking for a new Trustee with a background in HR to join our friendly board. Your skills and experience will make an important contribution to the strategic and operational plans of the organisation.

A.C.E was founded in 2008 following a piece of research with vulnerable young people about their needs. A.C.E was designed by young people and young people continue to be involved in its development. In 2011 A.C.E became a registered charity and has slowly grown over the years.

Role summary 

  • Assessing risks and measuring the impact of HR interventions in light of changing legal requirements and best practice.
  • To review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing, training and development and annual budgets and plans to the trustee board.
  • To actively contribute to policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluate performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives.
  • To ensure that HR activities and interventions are linked to the company’s charitable objectives and complement the company culture.
  • To ensure the Trustee Board monitors and reviews the performance of the company’s Chief Executive, rewards performance accordingly and identifies appropriate development opportunities.
  • To monitor the financial position of the charity and its operations within its means and objects, making sure that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management.
  • To monitor whether the service complies with its governing document and standards and if the needs of the beneficiaries are being met. 

Person description


  • Experience of HR/employment law issues and implementing them contextually. 
  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of company’s beneficiaries, staff and the trustee board.
  • Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity while adhering the Nolan principles of public life.
  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively.
  • Working effectively as a team member and demonstrating a willingness to learn and develop.


  • Experience in these areas: financial management, social media, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of charity law and governance.

Time commitment

The Board meets once a month. The trustee is expected to commit at least 5 hours a month, which includes board meetings and participation. The term is 3 years but can be extended.

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please send a CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest and what you might contribute to a Board. If you would like an informal chat with the Chair before applying please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team to arrange a conversation.

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