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Trustees

Find a Voice is looking to appoint additional Trustees who can help the organisation continue with its charitable work in the community.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.  This may involve scrutinising board papers; leading discussions focusing on key issues; providing guidance on new initiatives plus other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

A trustee is required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the charity and must always bear the interests of Find A Voice in mind.

To find out more and apply please see link https://www.kentrb.co.uk/vacancies/Charity-Trustee-FAV01.html

Volunteers

Find a Voice are always looking to recruit volunteers. Are you a keen fundraiser? Do you have a spare hour a week you could put to good use either at the centre in Beaver Road, or by holding a bucket at a shopping mall? Why not get in contact with a member of staff to find out more.

Treasurer/Trustee

We are seeking a new Treasurer to strengthen our board of trustees. We are looking for someone with business skills, a professional background, accounts, or from the care or disability sector, someone who could make a difference to how our charity serves those in need.

Responsibilities

Oversee the ongoing financial viability of the charity and alert the Trustees to any potential issues.

To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees giving firm strategic direction to the charity and evaluating performance against agreed goals.

Ensure appropriate accounts procedures and controls are in place.

Overseeing, and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements for approval.

Presentation of accounts at the annual general meeting and draw attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.

Commitment to the organisation and willing to devote the necessary time and effort

For more information and to discuss whether this role is for you, please contact Angela Reynolds, General Manager on 01233 640443 or via email to admin@findavoice.org.uk

 

 

Chair of Trustees

We are seeking a new Chair to strengthen our board of trustees. We are looking for someone with business skills, a professional background, or from the care or disability sector, someone who could make a difference to how our charity serves those in need.

Key Responsibilities

To work in partnership with the General Manager to ensure that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and that the charity, the Trustees and the General Manager are focused on achieving these.

To ensure that the board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the charity.

To help the General Manager to achieve the charity’s mission.

Duties and tasks to fulfil the key responsibilities

To work in partnership with the General Manager to ensure that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and that the charity, the Trustees and the General Manager are focused on achieving these.          

To ensure that the Trustees govern the charity in the long-term interests of the community we serve across Ashford and Kent.

To ensure that policies set by Trustees support the vision, mission and strategic priorities and objectives.

To ensure that Trustees considers and approves the methods for measuring objectively the progress of the charity in relation to its vision, mission, strategic objectives/priorities, business plans and annual targets.

To ensure that the operational team reports regularly to the board of Trustees on progress towards the strategic objectives, business and annual plans.

To ensure that the General Managers annual objectives support the achievement of the strategic objectives/priorities.

To ensure that the General Manager receives regular, constructive feedback on his/her performance in managing the charity and in meeting his/her annual and longer term objectives.

To ensure that the board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the charity

To ensure that the charity has a governance structure that is appropriate to a charity of its size/complexity, stage of development and its charitable objects.

To ensure that the board’s delegated authority is recorded in writing by means of terms of reference for board committees and sub-committees, job descriptions for key staff, reporting procedures etc.

To ensure that the charity’s financial dealings are systematically accounted for, audited and publicly available.

To ensure that the major risks to which the charity is exposed have been reviewed and systems have been established to mitigate these risks without the charity becoming totally risk averse.

To chair meetings of the board of Trustees.

To ensure that board decisions are made in the best, long term interests of the charity and that the board takes collective ownership of these decisions.

To monitor that decisions taken at meetings of the board are implemented.

In partnership with the General Manager to develop an annual programme of board meetings and board away days and ensure that relevant agendas and papers are prepared in good time for board meetings.

To ensure the board of Trustees regularly reviews the charity’s governance structure and the board’s performance.

To work closely with the board and the General Manager to ensure that the board has on it the skills it requires to govern the charity well, and that the board has access to relevant external professional advice and expertise.

To ensure that there is a systematic, open and fair procedure for the recruitment or co-operation of Trustees, future chairs of the board and future General Manager (with a view to succession).

To ensure that Trustees have a code of conduct and comply with it.

In close consultation and in partnership with the Chief Executive to agree respective roles in representing the charity and acting as spokesperson at public functions, public meetings and to the press/media.

To chair the annual general meeting, other general meetings and relevant conferences organized by the charity.

To help the General Manager to achieve the charity’s mission.

To provide support to and line manage the General Manager on behalf of the board, remembering that the General Manager is responsible to the board as a whole and not to any one individual trustee or sub-group of Trustees.

To be responsible for ensuring that the board focuses on its governance role and does not slip incrementally into the management role, i.e. the board holds the management accountable for the charity’s work and is not tempted into doing the manager’s jobs.

In partnership with the General Manager to check that the right items reach board meeting agendas by asking whether the item is a fundamental issue for the charity whether it has policy implications and whether it is a priority for board time.

In partnership with the General Manager to ensure that the board receives sufficient (neither excessive quantities nor too little) and timely information to make informed decisions.

To hold the General Manager responsible for the quality of the board papers.

To ensure that there are regular one to one meetings with the General Manager when the chair and GM can talk openly, discuss progress and problems, agree expectations of each other; plan the board’s annual programme together and prepare for meetings together. There should be no ‘surprises’ between chair and General Manager at board meetings.

To ensure that the General Manager’s performance is reviewed informally at regular one-to-one meetings throughout the year and more formally annually.

For more information and to discuss whether this role is for you, please contact Angela Reynolds, General Manager on 01233 640443 or via email to admin@findavoice.org.uk