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Volunteer Trustee for small mediation charity.

Ashford Mediation Service


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are a small charity providing a free mediation service to the residents of Ashford, Kent and the surrounding areas. We are seeking trustees to assist with the strategic direction of the service.


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Ashford, TN23 1EE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are seeking seeking trustees who can lead/mentor and drive activity in the following areas:

Accounting and Finance Fundraising Grant Making Networking Mediation Legal  Youth Services

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills and Qualities:

Previous Trustee experience a bonus Good communication skills; ability to listen Local to Ashford Kent or surrounding areas Understanding of people and how they deal with conflict and why mediation is useful Previous experience in housing, social services, the police, education, youth work, or the public sector could be helpful Commercial experience in funding, fundraising and operations could be helpful.

What difference will you make?

The general duties of trustees are:

To ensure that the charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. To ensure that the charity pursues its charitable objectives as defined in its governing document. To ensure that the charity applies its resources exclusively in furtherance of its objects, i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are. To contribute to the Board of Trustees role of giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets. To safeguard the good name and values of the charity. To ensure effective and efficient administration of the charity. To ensure financial stability of the charity. 8. In addition to the statutory duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience he or she may have to help the board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of the charity’s work in which the trustee has special expertise. We normally have four formal Trustee meetings per year, but If you are leading on a role you may be more involved in more meetings around the lead subject area as necessary.


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