The trustee will support the Board and CEO to ensure safe, effective and efficient service delivery. Using their leadership skills they will be a visible, accessible and professionally authoritative presence, providing guidance and supervision to the CEO where needed. The trustee will attend and participate fully as a member of the board of trustees.
As a Trustee with clinical and or experience of suicide prevention you will be expected to support the strategic direction and vision for the service with the CEO, so that organisational strategic objectives are achieved and as a member of the board of trustees, to support the charity in all its strategic objectives.
Duties of a trustee board member
- The charity pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document.
- The charity complies with its governing document (ie its articles of association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- That the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
- The charity defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
- Their actions safeguard the good name and values of the charity
- There are effective and efficient administration of the charity, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Board Meetings / Time Commitment
We hold board meetings quarterly in addition to which there is an annual AGM in January. Meetings are in-person, in St. Albans with options for virtual attendance if needed. Board meetings are held in the evening and typically last 2 hours. Trustees may also be required to work with the executive on specific matters throughout the year.
- A commitment to the charity
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Strategic vision
- Good, independent judgement
- An ability to think creatively
- A willingness to speak their mind
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- A comprehensive understanding of the complex issues around suicide and suicide intervention and prevention.
To discuss or apply for this position, please contact Chair of Trustees, Mr.Graham Perrin
email: [email protected] Mobile: 07391 606 547