Watford, Hertfordshire
Job description


Post:                           Trustee (2 vacancies)

Accountable to:        Chair of the Board

Key relationships:      CEO, Trustees

Grade:                        Governance

Hours:                        12 days per year (one day per month)

Rate:                          Voluntary

Job Summary

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.

Time Commitment

  • 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.

Skills required

  • 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. 



More about Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy

We are a specialist treatment and training centre, and twin charities dedicated to supporting children and adults living with cerebra... Read more

Posted on: 01 May 2019
Closed date: 30 July 2019
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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