28 days ago
Cricket Without Boundaries
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is a UK-based charity, created in 2004, which uses cricket for social and community benefit, with a focus on equality and inclusion. It works in Africa, UK, Europe and the Middle East, using cricket as tool to aid health and social development, integration and gender equality.
CWB has three main goals:
1.) To bring together and empower local communities through sport; to link the sport to health and social messaging;
2.) To incorporate these messages into engaging, enjoyable coaching sessions;
3.) To spread a culture of cricket through coaching children and teaching adults how to coach.
To date CWB has worked in eight different countries, coached over 340,000 children and trained over 3000 coaches. Fundamental to the charity’s operation is working with the communities to have a sustained long-lasting positive impact, which is measure using effective monitoring and evaluation techniques to demonstrate delivery effectiveness.
The charity is built on a largely volunteer basis, and therefore sourcing effective funding streams and working appropriately with available resource has been key to its continued delivery.
As a result of the charity’s growth in delivery and impact, the Board of Trustees are seeking to recruit four trustees to support the ongoing work of CWB.
The duties of a Trustee are as follows:
- Ensure that CWB delivers for the benefit of the people in the communities we work with;
- Setting and monitoring the strategy for the charity;
- Ensuring compliance with CWB Governance structure and law;
- Acting in the best interest of CWB at all times;
- Ensuring that CWB’s resources both financial and volunteers are managed and supported appropriately
- Acting with reasonable care and skill, whilst acknowledging where to seek support for areas requiring specific expertise;
- Ensuring that CWB is accountable, both financially and legally.
We are looking for creative people who think strategically, act with honesty and integrity, and who are willing to speak their mind for the benefit of the charity. They will need to understand legal duties, responsibility and liabilities of trusteeship and work effectively as a team with fellow Trustees and CWB Operational Leadership
Collectively the Board of Trustees will be expected to advise, or know here to source information on the following areas:
- Social and health development through play/ sport
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Finance and Governance
- Equality and Diversity
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings with the operational team. Board meetings are held four times a year outside usual office hours, and last for around 2 hours. Meetings are usually held in London, UK however teleconference facilities are available.
The Board of Trustees collectively will ensure:
- Papers are distributed one week in advance of meetings.
- Dates of meetings are set out at least four meetings in advance, and for when the majority of key actors can attend or at least provide facilities to allow attendance.
Trustees can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings.