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Volunteer Charity Trustee

Peak and Northern Footpaths Society


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are recruiting Trustees to help strengthen our Board. We welcome applicants who can help us to diversify our age profile, skills, experience and background.


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Stockport, SK1 4AB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

In a fast-changing world we are looking for someone who can help us form a vision for the future of the society which respects our history but allows us to take full advantage of modern technology to create a dynamic future. We are particularly looking for people with one of the following areas of expertise:

experience of accounting to review and manage our finances publicity and public relations legal experience particularly relating to footpath law

What will you be doing? Our Trustees are responsible for managing the finances as well as the strategic leadership and governance of the unincorporated Charity’s activities and the achievement of its charitable purposes in line with charity law. Trustees are required to attend the Trustee Board (Managing Committee) about ten per year. Trustees may take on further special responsibilities, both directly and through the medium of sub-committees. Meetings are currently held during the day (Friday) via Zoom or in person in Stockport at Taylor House and are of 2 hours duration (approx.) The minimum time commitment for this role is 4-5 hours per month. Trustees are elected/re-elected on an annual basis at each AGM held in May, in line with the requirements of our constitution. Our trustees are located across our region, including South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.  All our Trustees are volunteers and receive travel expenses in line with our expenses policy. If appointed a full induction and online trustee training is provided to support you in this role.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for new trustees who can contribute knowledge and experience to the Board.  Whilst not exclusive we would particularly value someone with the following skills and experience: 

Experience in managing finance as part of succession planning to support our current Treasurer. Publicity to help us maximise our profile both across our geography and nationally, to improve membership numbers and increase the number of volunteers. Experience in sourcing funding opportunities to increase revenue bespoke to the Society’s objectives.

An interest in walking (or cycling or horse riding) and a love of the outdoors is desirable. 

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make? As a Trustee you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and governance of the Society's charity activities and the achievement of its charitable purposes in line with charity law. You will be helping us to ensure public rights of way remain open and the public continue to enjoy access to open spaces. Your work will ensure we can continue to help walkers and all other users of the network by funding bridges and other improvements, erecting signposts so people can find their way, and keeping paths open by monitoring rights of way.


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