Trustee - Human Resources
2wish exists to provide support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a child or young person aged 25 and under. As a Trustee with experience in the field of Human Resources, you will play a key role in ensuring the highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to employee relations, recruitment, retention, reward, and recognition, as well as staff and trustee development. We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people who can demonstrate enthusiasm for the charity and a strong commitment to its purpose.
Our Head Office is in Llantrisant, South Wales. Meetings take place on-site, as well as on Zoom/Teams.We estimate that the role requires a time commitment of 1-2 days per month. All Trustees are expected to attend meetings every two months (usually 6.30pm - 8pm), an annual away day, up to four charity events a year and the Annual General Meeting. Meetings can be online or in-person. Trustees are expected to undertake some work in between meetings to fulfil their responsibilities. This includes preparation for Board meetings, fulfilling actions assigned at meetings, providing active support to the executive team where expertise can add specific value, and taking part in training and development. Some Trustees sit on sub-committees, working groups or panels (e.g. Finance or Business Development groups). Trustees are usually appointed for a term of four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further term.
Main repsonsibilities include:
- To ensure the charity has appropriate procedures to: comply with current legislation and good practice; including employment, health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding & GDPR compliance/data protection etc.
- To assess the risks and measure the impact of HR interventions and contribute to the implementation of the organisational policies and practices in the context of furthering the charity’s objectives.
- To ensure the long-term strategic oversight of the charity’s staffing requirements in relation to the expansion goals of the charity.
- To review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing and training and development to the Board of Trustees.
- To ensure the monitoring and performance review of the charity’ staff, identifying appropriate development opportunities.
- To monitor whether the service complies with its governing document and standards and if the needs of it’s service users are being met.
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people who can demonstrate:
- Enthusiasm for the charity and a strong commitment to its purpose.
- Experience of performance management and HR/employment law issues and implementing them contextually.
- Ability to think strategically, focusing on key issues, whilst also understanding and supporting the practicalities of operating an independent charity.
- In-depth understanding, and, ideally, first-hand experience, of what constitutes best practice in charity governance.
- Act with reasonable care and skill, giving time, thought and energy to your role.
- To serve as an additional promoter of 2wish in the community, acting as an impactful ambassador and demonstrating a willingness to always act in the best interest of the charity.
- Ability to build on existing networks and offer sound, independent judgement and the ability to think creatively.
- Ability to inspire and contribute to a high performing Board and to build a close and productive relationship between other Board members, the CEO and staff team.
- Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning the needs/goals of the charity.
- An understanding of the wider policy context in which the charity operates, including the bereavement and health and social care sectors.
- An understanding of the challenges facing small businesses and charities.