Your Role as Trustee & Director of Turning Lives Around
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of our organisation.
Being a trustee means making sure that we are carrying out the purposes for which we were set up, and supporting the charity in planning for a successful future. It means ensuring that TLA abides by the law, manages its assets properly and safeguards the organisation’s reputation. Trustees don’t usually do the day-to-day running of the charity. Instead, they play the role of a ‘critical friend’ to the Chief Executive by giving support and advice.
Remuneration: The role of the Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.
Location: TLA Central Office, 4 Ashbrooke Business Park, Leeds, LS11 5SF
Time commitment: 4 Board meetings per year (as a minimum) and the Annual General Meeting and one strategic planning day.
Reporting to: TLA Membership
To be a Trustee/Director of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The role of a Trustee/Director is to ensure that TLA fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries by delivering our vision, mission and values.
The statutory duties of a trustee are:
- Ensure TLA complies with its governing document - sometimes known as a trust deed, constitution, or articles of association.
- Ensure that TLA pursues its objectives as defined in our governing document.
- Ensure TLA applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
- Safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
- Ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
- Protect and manage the property of TLA and ensure the proper investment of the organisation's funds.
- Appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor their performance.
All new Trustees/Directors will be required to complete the Trustee Self Declaration form stating that they are not prevented from doing so due to any disqualifications.