Trustee - ECHO Herefordshire
Organisation: ECHO Herefordshire
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 30th November 2018
Region: West Midlands
ECHO is an independent, Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 90 volunteers. For over 25 years we have been making a difference to lives of disabled people through the running of our Projects, Social Activities and Leisure Events with inclusion at the heart of everything we do.
What will you be doing?
We are currently seeking new members to join Echo's Board of Trustees. As a Trustee you will be involved in the governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as supporting the Chief Officer.
Echo has recently gone through a period of change and this is an exciting time to be involved in setting the direction for the charity as we look to the future. With a new Chief Officer having recently joined us and our major lines of funding secured for the next few years, we are in a strong position as we consider how we continue to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of our participants as well as ensure the smooth and efficient running of the charity.
By becoming a Trustee for Echo you would help ensure this all happens by attending and contributing to quarterly Trustee Meetings which usually occur on Thursdays.
What are we looking for?
We feel that it is important that our Trustees should have:
- A commitment to our organisation and its objectives
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee
- Strategic vision
- Independent judgement
- An ability to think creatively
We are looking to strengthen our existing Board of Trustees with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with various life experiences and preferably skills within any of the following areas; Finance, Legal and HR. Of course, if there are any other skills or experiences you have other than those mentioned please do let us know.
Early next year the position of Chairperson of the Board of Trustees will become available and we are keen to hear from and meet with individuals who would be willing to fulfil this essential role in addition to being a Trustee and ask that you indicate if you are interested in this in your application.
What difference will you make?
With 25 Projects and Social Activities, suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and physical or sensory impairments we aim to make a difference. By listening to the people we support, we run projects and social activities that reflect their needs and help ensure they are engaged in the community.
The important work of our Board of Trustees truly enables Echo to continue making this difference to the lives of our 230 participants. By providing strong leadership and working on our long-term strategy you help ensure that our charity is in the best possible position to fulfil our mission.
To become a Trustee of Echo, you do not need to have experience in working with disabled people.