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About Ditch the Label and Our Work
Our research consistently shows that 1 in 2 of all young people have at some point experienced bullying, so we’re standing for a society that is fair, equal and free from all types of bullying.
Launched in the UK in 2012, Ditch the Label has quickly become one of the largest and most recognised anti-bullying charities in the world, working to teach young people aged 12-25 that it’s okay to be different. Our award-winning work spans across the UK, USA and Mexico, working with and aiding young people, parents/guardians, education establishments and other organisations involved with the safeguarding of young people.
Our work is internationally recognised and has been heralded as some of the most innovative and ambitious anti-bullying work around. Each month, we help up to 150,000 young people to navigate through bullying and some of the potentially devastating impacts. Additionally, we regularly produce world-class research to understand the changing nature and dynamic of bullying and canvas for real societal change with our public facing campaigns.
Our current work includes:
●Providing direct advice and support to thousands of young people each week through the Ditch the Label website and owned platforms
●Working online, through partnerships with social networks, online games and the media to provide crucial anti-bullying support to those who experience bullying and those who do the bullying
●Working in collaboration with education establishments, social networks and other organisations as a means of producing new, innovative research surrounding bullying and related issues
●Utilising the power of the media and innovative content to generate societal shifts in attitudes and behaviours surrounding bullying with our public facing campaigns
●Working to positively influence education and policy to bring us closer to combating bullying.
The span of our work is constantly changing in line with the growth of our organisation. If you want to be part of a growing team with passion, drive and genuine enthusiasm then Ditch the Label is the workplace for you.
Our U.K. office is based in Brighton. Our U.S.A. office is based in Los Angeles.
Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees
The role of the DTL Trustees is to oversee the organisation and provide overall policy direction to achieve its aims in the most efficient and effective manner, consistent with the organisation’s values and approach.
The role of Treasurer
The purpose of the role of Treasurer is to oversee DTL in line with its charitable objectives and to maintain oversight o fthe organisation’s financial affairs on behalf of the Board of Trustees. TheTreasurer should provide guidance to the CEO and Board of Trustees on financial stewardship of the organisation in line with the strategic aims.
In addition to the roles and responsibilities of a Trustee the Treasurer will have the following specific responsibilities:
Duties and key responsibilities
· To oversee DTL’s compliance with statutory requirements relating to the accounts of a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity before these are presented to the Board of Trustees.
· Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
· To oversee the presentation and content of DTL’s organisational budgets, management accounts and long-term forecasts to ensure these are appropriate to a company and a charity.
· To be a sounding board for the CEO on matters of financial management.
· Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
· To draw any major financial concerns to the attention of the Board of Trustees and CEO.
· To meet with the external auditor / independent examiners at least once annually.
· To attend the Board of Trustee meetings.
· To attend any AGM and Extraordinary General Meetings of the members and present the accounts to the AGM and draw attention to the important points.
Treasurer: Person Specification
Qualities, skills and experience
In addition to their statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge, valuable insight or experience they have to help the board reach sound decisions.These may involve scrutinising board papers, preparing reports, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Further, a trustee:
•Must have a genuine desire to combat the issue of bullying and associated behaviours;
•Will commit time to studying papers,preparing for and attending meetings, following up on specific tasks with other trustees, liaising with the CEO or other staff at the CEO’s request;
•Be an advocate for DTL and its work;
•Will conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the reputation of the organisation and safeguards the good name and values of the charity;
•Will declare any interests that may be in conflict with the aims, aspirations and activities of DTL.
•Support the CEO and the organisation to ensure the aims are being met appropriately and effectively;
•Will be familiar with,and keep under regular review the policies of DTL;
•Will bring formal qualifications and comprehensive experience to the role of treasurer.