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Volunteer Chair of Trustees - Girlguiding Leeds

Girlguiding Leeds


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of girls and young women? Use your skills as to lead our Board of Trustees and help and guide our volunteers to deliver a fun, exciting and rewarding guiding programme.


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Leeds, LS5 3JD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The board of trustees has overall legal responsibility for the direction and control of Girlguiding Leeds. It’s accountable for compliance with relevant laws and regulations. This means that as a trustee you have certain legal duties and responsibilities, and you must always act in the best interests of Girlguiding Leeds. Whilst trustees are responsible for Girlguiding Leeds’ strategy and direction, delivery of day-to-day operations are delegated to our staff and volunteers. Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that Girlguiding Leeds achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that Girlguiding Leeds has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the executive team to enable Girlguiding Leeds to grow and thrive, and through this, achieve our mission. Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.

What are we looking for?

Use your skills as part of our Board of Trustees to help and guide our volunteers to deliver a fun, exciting and rewarding guiding programme. We want to build a Board that collectively offers a broad range of skills, experience and perspectives. Who will support and challenge staff and volunteers to make good decisions in the interests of the charity.   Personal skills and qualities

Willingness and ability to understand and accept responsibilities and liabilities as a trustee, and to act in the best interests of the charity. Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member. Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion. A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Enthusiasm for our vision and mission. Good knowledge in your area of specialism - financial management. Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

What difference will you make?

Girlguiding Leeds is part of the national charity - Girlguiding, which is the UK's largest youth organisation dedicated completely to girls. We have a membership of 5,000 girls and young women, who are supported by 1,200 volunteers. We are an inclusive organisation and have members from many different communities.  Your support and commitment will help us in achieving our aim to inspire our young members and teach them that girls really can do anything.


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