Trustee

West Sussex

The Juno Project

Are you passionate about empowering young women? We are seeking an individual with a finance background to support the Board to fulfil its legal duties in all financial matters and ensure the financial viability of the charity.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The Juno Project empowers vulnerable teenage girls to achieve their goals in spite of their challenges.

We support girls aged 11-18 suffering with their mental health, familial/domestic abuse, addiction, poverty, anti-social behaviour and other issues meaning they struggle with everyday life and are at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).

We have developed a bespoke programme, This Is Me, delivered by facilitators who have experienced similar challenges, which helps the girls to improve their self-esteem and confidence, and to continue in education.

We encourage them to explore their behaviours, attitudes and responses - and develop a growth mindset that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve whatever goals they set themselves.

THE ROLE

To grow our charity, we need authentic, skilled and committed individuals to join our developing Board. As a trustee, you will be jointly responsible for setting the overall direction of the charity, ensuring that the charity operates in accordance with its statutory duties and delivers its goals. We expect our trustees to contribute to discussions, focus and direct on issues within their area of expertise and provide guidance on new initiatives. 

OUR TRUSTEE DUTIES

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects and aims
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • To ensure the Board runs effectively by contributing to the establishment of the organisation’s strategic direction and goals and the monitoring of strategic plans 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The Juno Project is looking to grow the diversity of our board of trustees and better reflect the young people that we support. 

We encourage applications from a wide range of candidates including those with relevant lived experience. We are particularly keen to hear from those with following skills and experience:

  • Strong financial monitoring, budget setting and forecasting.
  • Experience in the community/voluntary sector at a senior level
  • Strategic/business planning experience
  • Experience in engaging with minoritised and less often heard groups
  • Experience of working in a small/scaling organisation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Our team works virtually, and our registered office is in Worthing.
  • You will be provided with a trustee pack on appointment and are encouraged to observe a “This Is Me” session as part of your induction 
  • Board meetings are currently monthly and held online
  • You will be required to commit up to 12 days a year (approximately 8 hours per month), to attend board meetings, business planning meetings, follow up on actions, attend training, review board papers and liaise with the CEO on operational issues as necessary
  • All trustees are required to attend at least 75% of board meetings annually 

SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates are required to submit a CV and personal statement demonstrating their suitability and setting out how they meet the criteria for this role as stated above. 

If your CV and personal statement demonstrate experience of essential criteria, you will be invited to an interview, likely to take place in March. 

Please submit your CV and a personal statement of no more than 500 words by Monday March 1st to [email protected]

 

 

Closing date for applications

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