Trustee - HR & Legal

Job Title: Trustee - HR & Legal
Location: Romford
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Trustee/HRLegal
Contact Name: Lee Giles
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Job Published: March 03, 2021 13:39

Job Description

Reporting to - The Board of Trustees.

Experience needed - A general background in strategy, governance, finance, HR, employment & legal.

Role summary

  • Committed to ensuring highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to employee relations, recruitment, retention, reward and recognition as well as staff and trustee development.
  • Assessing risks and measuring the impact of HR interventions in the light of changing legal requirements and best practice.
  • Implementing company policies and practices in the context of furthering charitable objectives and evaluating how they impact beneficiaries and staff.
  • Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s personnel and staffing requirements in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.
  • Setup and oversee the use of PAYE

Main responsibilities

  • 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 charitable objectives and complement the charity culture.
  • To ensure the Trustee Board monitors and reviews the performance of the company’s Chief Executive, and Choreographer.
  • 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.
  • Give pensions advice to employees



  • Experience of performance management, HR/employment law issues and implementation.
  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of charity’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 PAYE and all things related


  • Strong intellectual and analytical ability; innovative thinker and ability to focus on issues requiring action.
  • Experience in financial management and social media.
  • Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of charity law and governance.

Time commitment and location

  • Attend 3 Board Meetings a year.
  • Attend the annual AGM.
  • Attendance at annual performances (2 a year) is expected
  • In addition to board meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – may be necessary.
  • This position will be held for a maximum of 3 years with a further 3-year extension if duly elected after the initial term in office.