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Volunteer Branch Chairperson

RSPCA Stort Valley


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you passionate about animal welfare? The Branch chairperson acts as a principal member of the branch committee. As a trustee you will have the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals. 


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Harlow, CM20 3AN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are the RSPCA and it's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. Our volunteers are incredible, they play an essential role in helping us carry out our important animal welfare work every day.  Main activities: ● To take the chair at branch committee meetings and direct the activities.  ● To act jointly with all co-trustees and work closely with the branch secretary and treasurer.  ● To act as co-signatory, if required, on branch cheques and ensure that proper financial procedures are followed at all times, in line with charity legislation.  ● To ensure that all committee members are familiar with branch rules, national Society policy and their responsibilities as a charity trustee.  ● To be instrumental in the production, monitoring and review of a branch development plan.  ● To actively coordinate the activities of the branch, including the delegation of tasks. ● To welcome and assist with the integration of new trustees and volunteers. ● To attend an appropriate training course as soon as it is practical.  ● To ensure that a branch representative is appointed to the regional board and that the representative gives the committee a full report on the business conducted after each  meeting.  ● To ensure that all the essential roles within the committee are filled by suitable, appropriate trustees or volunteers.   

What are we looking for?

● Most people aged 18 or over are eligible to become a trustee and you will need to become a member of the RSPCA. You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert although commitment, common sense and the ability to be objective is vital.  ● Experience in one or more of the following: finance, fundraising, project management, business experience, awareness of employment and/or charity legislation  ● Trustees must sign a Trustee Declaration of Willingness to Act to clarify that they are not disqualified from being a trustee and that they accept the post.  ● As of 1st August 2018 in addition to our standard declaration of willingness, trustees also need to complete the new declaration from the Charity Commission and read their guidance for individuals on who can’t be a trustee or senior manager of a charity.

What difference will you make?

As a trustee of a branch you will have the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals.   


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