The Trust would normally meet four times a year. These meeting can be by phone or video conferencing. But given the changes we are ambitious to complete over the next six months we would be expecting a new trustee to volunteer some extra hours to help assist the team to reach its goals; this would require sitting on at least one sub-committee.
The board members fulfil their responsibilities through strategic planning and taking responsibility for the oversight and management of risk. A newly appointed Trustee would be expected to:
- Be familiar with the Articles and Memoranda of the Trust and know its overall aims and objectives.
- Participate in reviews of strategic plans
- Participate in identifying threats to best practice and review systems that are in place to manage and mitigate risk.
- Ensure the board maintains a robust governance structure to monitor the performance of the charity.
- Ensure financial accountability to enable the success of our charitable aims.
Skills and experience desired to enhance the board’s functioning
We are looking to attract individuals who might be able to offer some of the following skills/ qualities/ experience, but not necessarily all;
- knowledge of education
- General financial knowledge or experience
- Marketing and public relations knowledge or experience
- Charity administration experience including fund raising
- Human resources management experience
Personal Qualities and skills
- Interest and enthusiasm for osteopathy or complementary approaches to primary health care.
- Capacity for clear, creative and strategic thinking
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Willingness to speak their mind yet respect others’ differing views.
- Being a team player
- Willingness to devote the necessary time to meet all responsibilities, including preparing and contributing to meetings
- Having no legal or other barriers to a trustee’s appointment.
We are keen to achieve a more diverse board of trustees, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We will pay trustees’ travel expenses and provide an induction and ongoing support.
 Not under the age of 16; Not having an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud;) Not being bankrupt; Not having been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing.