Trustee - Link to Change
Organisation: Link to Change
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 6th September 2019
Region: Nation Wide
Specialist Charity leading the way in tackling Child Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) remains a genuine problem for children and young people across the country.
For the past 10 years Link to Change, an independent charity, has been tackling this problem across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.
Link to Change support young people, between the ages of 12 to 26, who are at risk, victims or survivors of CSE and CCE via a range of therapeutic outreach projects. They provide and support a range of workshops and activities that engage young people.
We have gone through a phase of developing and strengthening the organisation and are now seeking to appoint new Trustees to the Board to support us to take the next step in our ambition for the future. We are looking to recruit Trustees with skills in the following areas:
- Development and delivery of community engagement programmes
- Marketing and social media
- IT to ensure that we are ahead of the curve
Role of Trustees
Trustees are responsible for the governance of the organisation; to ensure we meet our aims and objectives and remain financially sustainable. They scrutinise board papers and policy documents, focus on key issues and provide guidance to staff.
Each individual member of the trustee board has a responsibility to contribute to the discharging of the board's duties. They can do this by:
- maintaining an awareness of the business of the organisation
- taking responsibility for their own learning and development
- regularly attending, preparing for, and taking a full part in meetings
- actively contributing to setting policy and strategic direction, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance
- monitoring whether the service complies with its governing document
- monitoring the financial position and ensuring that the organisation operates within its means and objects, and that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management
- supporting the development of the organisation through participation in agreed projects
- actively seeking to further the strategic objectives of the organisation, and acting in its best interests at all times
- maintaining confidentiality about any sensitive or confidential information received during duties as a trustee
We meet as a Board quarterly when is best convenient for all members. We have developed several working committees to support the Board, including HR, Safeguarding, Volunteers and Fundraising.
Personal skills and qualities for all trustees
Each individual member of the trustee board brings skills and qualities to the board. They add to the collective knowledge and experience by providing:
- commitment and availability to attend meetings
- effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion
- willingness to gain knowledge of local needs and resources
- commitment to the aims, principles, and policies of the Charity
- willingness and ability to act in the best interests of the Charity
- ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and employers
- numeracy to the extent required to understand accounts with the support of a treasurer
- ability to think creatively and strategically, and exercise good, independent judgement
- ability to work effectively as a member of a team