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Volunteer Trustee for Fundraising

Railway Mission


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for someone to strengthen our Board. They will need some strategic experience in Fundraising and should be a fluent and persuasive communicator with leadership and chairing skills.


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London/York, NW1 2AL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The role of a Trustee is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment and each of our Trustees needs to be a Christian who agrees with the Statement of Faith on our website. The role requires a commitment of approximately one day per month, with the capacity to flex upwards should the need arise.  Attending the Annual General Meeting which often takes place in York. Regularly attending the following and contributing actively to them whilst striving to act as a group rather than a group of individuals: The Board, (five p.a.), which is held digitally, or in the Chaplains Office in Kings Cross London mainline station, or in York; One of the four Board Committees, which meet one to four times a year; An annual Trustee event to work on particular issues. Trustees are expected to commit to an induction process over their first 6 months. Ensuring that Railway Mission pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its Memorandum & Articles (M&A) governing document, by developing, agreeing and updating as necessary a long-term strategy. Ensuring that Railway Mission complies with its M&A, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Ensuring that Railway Mission applies its resources wisely & exclusively in pursuance of and in the best interests of its charitable objects, (i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are), for the benefit of the public. Ensuring that Railway Mission defines its goals and regularly evaluates performance against agreed targets. Safeguarding the good name and values of Railway Mission and getting external professional advice where there may be material risk to Railway Mission or where the Trustee may be in breach of their duties. Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of Railway Mission, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place. Ensuring the financial stability of Railway Mission so it remains solvent and avoiding undertaking activities that might place Railway Mission’s property, funds, investments, assets or reputation at undue risk. Taking special care when investing the funds of Railway Mission or borrowing funds for Railway Mission to use. Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the Executive Director.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone to strengthen our Board. They will need some strategic experience in Fundraising and should be a fluent and persuasive communicator with leadership and chairing skills. Motivated by Christian love, a strong desire to improve how Railway Mission provides pastoral support via its chaplaincy services whilst appropriately propagating the Christian Gospel. A commitment to the mission of Railway Mission and the willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to Railway Mission. There are five two to three hour Board meetings a year and each Trustee is on at least one of the four Board Committees which meet one to four times a year. Reading the paperwork for the Boards or Board Committees takes about an hour or so. An ability to rise beyond operational issues to focus on the Strategic vision for Railway Mission. Good independent judgement and a willingness to speak their mind. An ability to listen to other views and to work effectively in a team. An ability to think creatively and embrace change. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a charity Trustee. Demonstratable selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. There is no salary paid for being a Trustee. Expenses incurred on Railway Mission are reimbursable if the Chair agrees.

What difference will you make?

Our trustee board is responsible for making sure we manage our money and resources wisely and deliver our charitable aims. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of Railway Mission, be responsible in their decision making and act as a group and not as individuals. By volunteering as a Trustee you will get the opportunity to contribute to shaping and guiding Railway Mission and ensure its longevity so the charity is here to support as many people within the railway family as possible, as long as possible.


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