RSPCA South Bucks Branch is looking for new trustees who will add to the broad range of skills and expertise on our existing Board. Our branches rely on volunteers to undertake a wide range of animal welfare work in their local area, and as a trustee of a branch, you will have the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals.
Main duties and responsibilities
Each trustee contributes to discharging the board's duties by:
- Actively contributing to setting policy and strategic direction, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance.
- Actively seeking to further the strategic objectives of RSPCA South Bucks, and acting in the best interests of the organisation at all time.
- Monitoring whether the service complies with its governing document.
- Monitoring the financial position of the organisation and ensuring that it operates within its means and objects, and that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management.
- Supporting the development of the organisation through participation in agreed projects.
Skills and personal qualities
- Commitment to the aims, principles and policies of the RSPCA South Bucks.
- Willingness and ability to understand and accept you responsibilities and liabilities as a Trustee and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
- 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 discussions and numeracy to the extent required to understand financial records and accounts.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience or skills related to HR, legal, fundraising, Governance / GDPR or company secretarial.
Most people aged 18+ are eligible to become a trustee. All trustees must be a member of the RSPCA South Bucks branch.