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Closes: Closing date: 31 January 2018


Posted by Wirral Mencap

Location Wirral, Merseyside, North West
Category Legal , Trustees
Sectors Disability

Job Description

Wirral Mencap is a small local charity that supports people with a learning disability and their families. The organisation is independent of the national charity both financially and in its management; It is governed by local people for the benefit of local people.

The charity provides a range of services including information & advice, social clubs, personal development programmes, befriending and supported volunteering.

These services are thriving - we currently support over 300 beneficiaries every year. We are able to achieve this through the support of our local community and a number of grant-giving organisations.

You can find out more about our work by viewing the attachments below or by visiting our website. 

Scope of the role:

In a nutshell, the Trustees support with strategic planning and decision making. They ensure that decisions are in the best interests of the beneficiaries and that there is good financial management and oversight. The Wirral Mencap Trustees meet with the Chief Executive monthly to discuss progress, challenges and to make key decisions.

The Charity Commission outlines 6 key duties of a Charity Trustee:

  1. Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  2. Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
  3. Act in the charity’s best interests
  4. Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  5. Act with reasonable care and skill
  6. Ensure the charity is accountable

We are seeking new Trustees to complement the skills and experience of our existing board members. Our existing Trustees have a wealth of relevant professional and personal experience but we recognise that there are a few areas where our knowledge could be enhanced. We are therefore interested in hearing from the following people:

  • Parents and carers (particularly of children and young people with a learning disability)
  • Legal Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Business Professionals

We are also interested in talking to people who feel they have other skills that would benefit a small but growing organisation that is looking to develop new and innovative approaches to serving the local community. 

This post will be subject to financial checks and an enhanced DBS Certificate. Expenses will be made available to cover reasonable travel/other costs.

Please click on the 'Application Details' tab for contact information.

Wirral Mencap Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019 (.pdf) Download
The Essential Trustee - Charity Commission Guide (.pdf) Download
Trustee - Role Description (.pdf) Download
Vision, Mission, Values (.pdf) Download

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