As a Trustee the commitment and energy you display will make a direct difference to the charity and everyone it helps. Being a trustee can be hard work and, for most, it’s unpaid. The trustees have the ultimate responsibility for running a charity, for its property, finances and the employment of any staff or volunteers. But being a trustee is also immensely rewarding, providing both expected and unexpected opportunities for personal development. And while you bring your skills and energy to running the charity, you will also find you are gaining new experience and knowledge. For instance, you will help plan the strategic future of the charity and its work, be involved in developing and managing staff and volunteers and make policy decisions for the charity. You will also ensure it’s accountable to its beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and the public in general.
But you won’t be on your own. You’ll be joining a team of trustees and becoming part of the 900,000 charity trustees in England and Wales. Effective trustee boards need a range of people with a good mix of skills. The best boards are also diverse, with people who have a real understanding of the needs to be met and others with good financial, business and management experience. The rewards of working with, and learning from, people from different backgrounds and skills will be great.
For further details and an application form, please contact James Walker at: [email protected] or call 01622 692383 to request further information.
Further information about the role can be found on our website here:https://www.maidstonemind.org/trustee-vacancy/