Trustee - The Road Safety Trust Board and Audit & Risk Committee

Job Title: Trustee - The Road Safety Trust Board and Audit & Risk Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J72277
Job Published: April 20, 2021 12:46

Job Description

The Road Safety Trust is a grant-funding charity committed to making UK roads safer, achieving impact through the funding of practical measures, research, dissemination and education. The trust has awarded £4m in project grants over the last 5 years to improve UK road safety for all users. We are seeking a new Trustee to join the Board and be a member of our Audit & Risk Committee.


Role summary

All Trustees are expected to:

  • promote and develop the Road Safety Trust whilst retaining its core values and aims
  • ensure the Road Safety Trust complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, acts within the framework of its governing documentation and in furtherance of its strategic aims
  • appoint the CEO and ensure appropriate support and supervision for the post holder, and
  • ensure sound management of resources, ensuring that any investment/new activity meets appropriate criteria of organisational aims and objectives

In addition to the general duties of Trustee Board members, you would be a member of the Audit & Risk Committee which:

  • Oversees the production of the organisation's annual accounts and recommends them to the Board for approval;
  • Reviews the effectiveness of internal and external auditors and recommends reappointment or change to the RST Board;
  • On behalf of the Board, scrutinises any aspect of the work of the organisation against the criteria of best practice and reports as appropriate.

Please see Reach for a full role summary.

Meetings tend to be near Euston station in London to enable ease of access for Trustees.


Person description


  • Experience of audit and accounting processes.
  • A sound and practical understanding of strategic risk management.
  • A knowledge and understanding of both charity governance and company law. Ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
  • Good, independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • A firm belief in and commitment to the organisation’s purpose.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.


  • Substantial experience in a leadership role.
  • A financial qualification.

The Trust is keen to reach, and will welcome, applications from individuals with the necessary skill-sets in under-represented groups as part of its Trustee recruitment.


What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be undertaking a rewarding and challenging position and joining a committee which plays a pivotal role in ensuring the strong governance of the organisation. New Trustees have a full induction and ongoing learning and development is actively encouraged.


Time commitment

Approximately 8-10 days pa (4 Board Meetings pa plus 3-4 A&RC meetings pa), plus emails/reading time between meetings.


How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site.

Please submit a cover letter outlining how you meet the required skills (listed on page 9 of the pack) and why you would like to be a Trustee, together with your CV. We will need your email address and will let you know by the deadline whether your application has been shortlisted or not. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed via a virtual meeting platform before proceeding to the next stage of selection.

Deadline: 17 May 2021