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Volunteer Trustee / Company Secretary

AVP Britain


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Alternatives to Violence Project is a network of skilled volunteers who run workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence. We work in the community and in prisons.


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London, N1 6HT

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are currently seeking an individual who will have commitment to AVPB organisation and its objectives to join us as Company Secretary. What the Company secretary role entails:  - The company secretary’s role is generally to make sure the charity follows company law. - Company secretary may also produce legal documents for the charity as authorised by the board. - Company secretary will take on a number of administrative duties to support the board – one of the most important being to take minutes of board meetings. Another one is to ensure that company records with Charity Commission and Companies House are up to date and accurate. 

What are we looking for?

Experience and expertise required:

Senior leadership. Trustee experience or the ability to gain an understanding of the relevant charity and company regulations. An understanding of the charitable and voluntary sector and its governance will be an advantage.

Skills we are looking for:

An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee. Strategic vision. Organised and methodical. An ability to think creatively with good, independent judgement. An ability to work effectively as a member of a team yet be willing to speak your mind. A commitment to abide by the code of conduct.

What difference will you make?

The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of AVP Britain, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and meeting the needs for which it has been set up. The Board is also responsible for the organisation’s governance, values, and overall strategy, and for meeting the organisation’s statutory obligations. The Terms of Reference of the Board of Trustees sets out its responsibilities in more detail. The trustees delegate responsibility for managing and developing the work programme, in accordance with the trustees strategy, to other national and regional committees and staff. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) serves people who want to handle conflict well without using or suffering violence, whether physical or psychological. Our trained volunteer facilitators deliver intensive, low-cost, conflict-resolution skills workshops in the community, in prisons and in other settings. We reach diverse communities, attracting people from across a wide spectrum of ages, ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic backgrounds.


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