Post: Trustee (2 vacancies)
Accountable to: Chair of the Board
Key relationships: CEO, Trustees
Hours: 12 days per year (one day per month)
A key Trustee role with The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. The Bobath Centre is a specialist treatment and training charity dedicated to supporting children, adults and families living with cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions.
The Centre is looking for a variety of skills to expand and replenish the Board so welcomes applications from a wide range of candidates who share a commitment to the objects of the charity.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensures that the charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations
- Guides the progress of the charity through setting strategic direction and measuring progress against strategic targets
- Ensures that the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects
- Contributes actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in setting strategic direction, defining goals and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- Ensures the effective and efficient administration of the charity
- Ensures the financial stability of the charity
- Ensures that the organisation pursues and complies with its objects as defined in its constitution
- Safeguards the good name and values of the charity.
- Protects and manage the property of the charity and ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
- Participates in the appointment and management of the CEO
- Uses any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions
- Prepares for Board meetings, including by reading all papers provided.
- The Board meets monthly and all Trustees are expected to attend all meetings and contribute sufficient preparation time in advance.
- Once annually, the Board will spend a day discussing strategic planning and other issues. This may be in addition to one of the regular meetings or may overlap with a meeting. All Trustees are expected to attend and participate actively in this day.
- On appointment, Trustees are expected to dedicate sufficient time to reading all the induction material, attend training on becoming a Trustee and understanding financial accounts (if needed), visit the office to meet the staff, and additional time needed to understand their role and the relevant details of the Bobath Centre.
- Trustees may be asked to join a sub-committee, which requires an additional time commitment.
- Ability to work independently and remotely
- Ability to provide frank and honest advice
- Excellent understanding of charitable governance
- Appropriate qualifications or relevant work experience
- Exceptional organisational and coordination skills, and the ability to take robust minutes.
Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the role, and any particular skills/experience of relevance.