Trustee

We are currently advertising for 3 Trustee positions please see below and contact us if you would like to apply.

 

1) ASSISTANT TREASURER / FUTURE TREASURER

Must have experience with managing accounts to Charity Commission Reporting standards (or is willing to learn how to) and who may quite quickly take over the Treasurer’s role:

  • Can work with the current treasurer and PWB Manager to assist with running the Charity accounts
  • Can help and advice the current Treasurer and Manager to create a system that will lead to easily creating auditable yearly accounts
  • Is willing to eventually (within a year) take on the role of Treasurer whereby they monitor and assist the PWB Manager handling the day-to-day accounts and generating the yearly auditable accounts – the Manager will be doing the bulk of the day to day work and so this is more of a supervisory and advisory role
  • To advice and contribute to general PWB decision making at the Trustee level – minimally this means: responding to email requests for assistance from the Management Team or Trustee Board; attending the Annual General Meeting in Sept/Oct (by Skype if necessary) and any other Interim General Meetings (maybe in March, but this doesn’t happen every year)
  • To use your network to help raise funds or find Patron’s for PWB and recruit relevant individuals to roles as they become available

IN GENERAL – TREASURER TYPE ROLES

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

2) VOLUNTEER AND CHILD SAFEGUARDING ADVISOR

Has experience working with Youth Work Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy administration. Duties include:

  • Working with the PWB Management team to improve and update any safeguarding policies and reposting processes – especially in terms of our Child Protection Policy and our Volunteer Contract (ie: the conditions and level of disclosure under which volunteers agree to go on a PWB tour).
  • To work with the management team to improve out methods of interviewing and then supporting our volunteers on tour – especially the more vulnerable ones (younger, inexperienced, less able to cope with the stresses of a PWB Tour).
  • To advice and contribute to general PWB decision making at the Trustee level – minimally this means: responding to email requests for assistance from the Management Team or Trustee Board; attending the Annual General Meeting in Sept/Oct (by Skype if necessary) and any other Interim General Meetings (maybe in March, but this doesn’t happen every year)
  • To use your network to help raise funds or find Patron’s for PWB and recruit relevant individuals to roles as they become available

 

3) WELL CONNECTED ONLINE FUNDRAISER

Someone who can use their connections to attract Patrons who can assist with fundraising and fundraising events.

  • Can work with the PWB Fundraising Manager to develop innovative ways to attract more funding to PWB
  • Preferably someone who is familiar with AdWords and can assist setting up a GoogleAds charity campaign and help run it
  • To use your network to help raise funds and find Patron’s for PWB and recruit relevant individuals to roles as they become available
  • To advice and contribute to general PWB decision making at the Trustee level – minimally this means: responding to email requests for assistance from the Management Team or Trustee Board; attending the Annual General Meeting in Sept/Oct (by Skype if necessary) and any other Interim General Meetings (maybe in March, but this doesn’t happen every year)

 

In general, to be a Trustee you must also meet the following criteria:

A) To be eligible you must by law:

be over 18 years;not have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud) or bribery or money laundering or have disobeyed the direction of the Commission;

  1. be over 18 years;
  2. not have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud) or bribery or money laundering or have disobeyed the direction of the Commission;
  3. not be bankrupt, or entering into a formal arrangement (for example an individual voluntary arrangement) with a creditor;
  4. have not been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing;
  5. and be a ‘fit and proper person’ (according to the Finance Act 2010).

B) You must also:

  1. Comply with the charities child protection policies and must be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS check) – which PWB can help you apply for
  2. Have spare time capacity to devote between 1 and 4 hours a week to your duties – time commitments will vary from week to week depending on how busy the charity is that week.
  3. Have a stable enough lifestyle to be able to commit to the role for 3 years or more – excepting interference from unforeseeable circumstances.

 

C) As trustees, you must by law:

  • always act in the best interests of the charity – you must not let your personal interests, views or prejudices affect your conduct as a trustee
  • act reasonably and responsibly in all matters relating to your charity – act with as much care as if you were dealing with your own affairs, taking advice if you need it
  • only use your charity’s income and property for the purposes set out in its governing document
  • make decisions in line with good practice and the rules set by your charity’s governing document, including excluding any trustee who has a conflict of interest from discussions or decision-making on the matter

D) You must understand your personal liability

You can be liable to your charity if you act unlawfully or negligently as a trustee. Although your charity might run up debts or other liabilities as a result of decisions you make, you and the other trustees won’t be liable if you have:

  • acted lawfully, responsibly and reasonably
  • followed the rules in your charity’s governing document
  • taken reasonable steps to manage risks

But if you can’t prove this, you could be ‘in breach of trust’ to your own charity. Trustees act jointly when running a charity, so the trustees as a group would be liable to repay any loss to the charity.

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