Treasurer and Trustees
|Job Title:||Treasurer and Trustees|
|Contact Name:||Bernice Rook|
|Job Published:||June 22, 2021 11:07|
Could you be a trustee for the Community Transport Association and have an impact on a sector which provides enormous social and economic benefits to communities across the UK?
In all parts of the UK, on every day of the year, thousands of community transport staff and volunteers help people to stay independent, participate in their communities and access vital public services and employment. In the current unprecedent circumstances created by the Covid-19 virus, the role of community transport has been reinforced as an essential part of community connection, support, and access. Enabling members of the community to get essential shopping, keep important medical appointments, access critical services and work are all vital services provided by community transport.
The Community Transport Association (CTA) is the national charity that represents and supports these organisations: thousands of charities, community groups, schools, and other organisations, who all provide transport services that fulfil a social purpose and community benefit. We are for and about accessible and inclusive transport.
The Community Transport Association has an active Board made up of trustees from CTA member organisations, and co-opted trustees who are external to CTA and its membership. The Board has recently appointed a new Chair and, with a number of trustees coming to the end of their term in the next 12 months as well as some existing vacancies, we are now looking to appoint 2 new co-opted trustees and 4 new member trustees.
The Trustee Roles
The Board of Trustees plays a very important role in making sure that as a charity, CTA is run in the interests of the people it is there to support and in line with our formal charitable objects. They strategically oversee the management of the organisation checking that its work and goals are in line with its vision. Trustees are not involved in the day-to-day running of CTA. Instead, they play the role of ‘critical friend’ to the Chief Executive and team by giving support and by challenging – in a constructive way – to help them manage effectively.
In particular, we are looking for people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- People leadership and HR skills – this is a priority skill area for us
- Finance skills/qualified accountant – this is also a priority skill area
- Policy experience – particularly around health and wellbeing or community transport
- Digital, marketing, PR experience – particularly digital skills in developing services and service delivery post-covid
- Political influencing and campaigning, across all four nations
- Community Transport sector experience
- Member trustee representation from all four UK Nations
We recognise that our Board has low gender diversity and a lack of variation in the backgrounds and experiences of our Trustees, and we are working to change this. CTA is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people we aim to support, and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates.
We recognise many people who would be really good trustees might not see themselves in the role or might feel lacking in confidence to apply. If you have a passion to support accessible and inclusive transport in the community, we would be delighted to hear from you.
To find out more about the role, and how to apply, please download our candidate information packs at CTA Trustee Recruitment 2021 | Community Transport Association (ctauk.org). Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send applications to our recruitment partners Eastside Primetimers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Paul Venning, email@example.com to arrange a convenient time.
The closing date for applications is Friday 16th July, with shortlisting interviews taking place the next couple of weeks thereafter. Interviews with CTA will take place weeks commencing the 9th and 16th August.