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Role

Volunteer Trustee

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Regulatory

  • Contact:

    Donna Rowe

  • Contact email:

    personnel@headway-bs.org.uk

  • Role ref:

    VT2

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    29-10-2021

  • Client:

    Headway Birmingham and Solihull

VOLUNTEER TRUSTEE REQUIRED

Headway Birmingham & Solihull is a local Birmingham charity affiliated to Headway UK.  We are currently seeking new Trustees to join our current Board of Directors.

With over 30 years’ experience, Headway Birmingham & Solihull provides a wide range of services to all those affected by an acquired brain injury to include their carers and family.  We are a small charity offering services throughout the whole brain injury journey, from support at the hospital stage through to continued rehab and access back into the community.

All our Trustees play a pivotal role in providing governance and guidance to ensure we are meeting our company aims and objectives. They work closely with the CEO in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as being aware of the charities activities and playing an active role advising and mentoring as required.

Due to the retirement of our some of our long-standing Trustees we are looking for a new people to join our board.

We currently have six Board meetings a year, usually either at Headway House in Mosely, Birmingham or virtually and our AGM.

We are ideally looking for people with charity knowledge/skills and very much welcome people from a health and social care background.  No previous Trustee experience is required.

The Board welcomes applicants with the right experience from diverse backgrounds. We also welcome applications from people who have personal experience of acquired brain injury.

The main role will be:-

  • To ensure that the charity complies with its governing documents
  • To ensure that the charity pursues its charitable objects as defined in the governing   
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role of giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the charity.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the charity.

Trustee job description

Job title: Trustee of Headway (West Midlands) Ltd

The duties of a Trustee are:

1      To ensure that the charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

2    To ensure that the charity pursues its charitable objects as defined in the governing document.

3    To ensure that the charity applies its resources exclusively in furtherance of its objects, ie the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.

4     To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role of giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

5    To safeguard the good name and values of the charity.

  1. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity.
  2. To ensure the financial stability of the charity.

8    To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.

9    To appoint and support the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his or her performance.

10   In addition to the above statutory duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience he or she may have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of the charity's work in which the trustee has special expertise.

Person specification: Trustee of Headway (west Midlands) Ltd

The committee of standards in public life established in 1994 and under the chairmanship of Lord Nolan Committee concluded that all those in public life should adhere to the following seven principles:

  • selflessness
  • integrity
  • objectivity
  • accountability
  • openness
  • honesty
  • leadership

In addition, each trustee must have:

>  a commitment to the charity.

>  an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

>  a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee.

>  Strategic vision.

>  good, independent judgment

>  an ability to think creatively.

>  the courage and willingness to speak their mind.

>   an ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

If you feel you have the skills, knowledge and experience required, please contact Donna Rowe (Personnel Administrator) on 0121 457 7541 (option 5), Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm.

Please tell us if there may be any barriers to your engagement with us and we will actively support your engagement with us.