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Newport (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Job description

The role of trustees in Mind in Gwent is to govern the activities and affairs and oversee the strategic management of the charity, and specifically to ensure that Mind in Gwent has a clear purpose and direction, is solvent, well run and delivers its charitable and strategic objectives.  

Trustees are expected to undertake duties in a manner that reflects Mind in Gwent’s values and ethos.  

The duties of trustees are as follows: 

·     Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy. 

·     Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and all relevant legislation or regulations. 

·     Exercising a duty of care to ensure that the charity is well run and efficient. 

·     Ensuring the appropriate use of Mind in Gwent’s charitable funds and assets in pursuit of its objects and strategic objectives and overseeing the effective management of the resources and assets of the charity. 

·     Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place. 

·     Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed outcomes. 

·     Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation; acting as a positive ambassador for the charity.

·     Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation. 

·     Ensuring a robust risk management process is in place to identify and address any risks impacting, or potentially impacting, the organisation. 

·     Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the Chief Executive.  

·     Ensuring that all delegation by the board is clearly recorded through terms of reference, minutes, and job descriptions and that reporting procedures are in place, recorded and complied with.  

·     Ensuring that Mind in Gwent has an appropriate governance structure in place (including sub-committees) in relation to its objectives, size and stakeholders to enable trustees to fulfil their responsibilities.  

·     Reviewing and assessing the board’s own performance annually and addressing any improvements identified.  

·     Ensuring that lived experience involvement and leadership is sustained through all aspects of Mind in Gwent’s work and relationships. 

·     Ensuring that Mind in Gwent is accountable to its funders and stakeholders. 

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.  All Trustees are expected to take collective responsibility for the Board’s decisions.

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Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 14 June 2024 at 10:00
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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