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The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Torfaen Leisure Trust and is ultimately responsible for everything the charitable company does. The Trustees’ act together as a group rather than as individuals in the furtherance of the charitable objects of the organisation. The Board is responsible along the CEO for ensuring that the Trust is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
This role provides governance to the Trust and represents the organisation to the community and accepts the legal authority for it. The trustees ensure that the trust exists and takes all necessary steps in the pursuit of the objectives of the trust as set out in the Articles of Association.
The time commitment is expected to be 30 hours per year is 5-6 meetings a year, which last for approximately 2.5 hours each, plus preparation time. Meetings currently take place in the evenings, starting at 5.30pm.
Torfaen Leisure Trust (“TLT”) is so much more than a collection of sites that provides leisure services to the local population. We have come a long way in the seven, nearly eight, years since the charity was created and took
over the provision of leisure services from Torfaen County Borough Council.
We pride ourselves in our innovative approach in achieving our vision of supporting the population of Torfaen in living well, living longer by being active and, very importantly, having fun. We fully embrace a family and
community ethos – for our staff, our members and all people who use our facilities. We cater for all ages, fitness levels and are particularly
proud of the partnerships we have across the sporting, health and leisure sectors.
There is no doubt that the last year has been a challenging one – we had expected 2020 to be a year where we accelerated our commercial strategies alongside ensuring we cater for the needs of our communities and whilst our budgets and plans may have gone out of the window, I have never been more proud to be Chair of this organisation. Everyone from the CEO to our customer facing staff have pulled together and rallied to support our communities during this extremely difficult year. We have proactively supported the Council to deal with the increased demands they faced due to COVID-19 and we worked
tirelessly with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to set up the first mass vaccination centre which is staffed jointly by ABUHB staff, volunteers and TLT volunteers (including some of our Board!). This, for me, demonstrates the heartbeat of TLT and why it is such an important community resource – it is so much more than a facility.
We have vacancies for a number of new trustees to join the Board and are specifically looking for people with experience in finance and governance, marketing, HR, IT and Commercial growth, but above all we are looking
for people who share our enthusiasm and are passionate and excited about the opportunity being a TLT board member will bring!
To apply please send an up-to-date CV to the CEO, Angharad Collin by 11th May 2021.