Voluntary Action Coventry Trustee-director recruitment
VAC Trustee-director role
Role: To share your knowledge, skills and experience in taking joint responsibility with other trustee-directors for the on-going governance of VAC.
VAC Trustee-directors fulfil an essential role, ensuring our organisation continues to support voluntary and community activity in Coventry.
VAC Trustee-director general responsibilities:
- To ensure that VAC complies with its governing document (Mem & Arts), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- To actively contribute to the Management Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction; including setting overall vision, aims and policy, setting targets and evaluating performance
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of VAC.
- To ensure the financial stability of VAC.
- To protect and manage the property/resources of VAC, and to ensure the proper investment of its funds.
- To contribute to the appointment and monitoring of the performance of the senior officer.
- To deputise for the senior officer at external meetings/forums.
- Trustee-directors are required to sign a statement confirming their eligibility to serve as a trustee.
- Trustee-directors are expected to declare any real or potential conflicts of interest in accordance with VAC’s policy on this issue.
- Trustee-directors are expected to offer personal commitment to the principles of VAC’s Diversity and Equality policy, and to implementing equality of opportunity in every aspect of VAC’s work.
- Trustee-directors may be asked to assist VAC with occasional personnel issues i.e. recruitment drives, grievance hearings, appraisals etc.
- Trustee-directors are expected to familiarise themselves with the work of VAC and the roles of staff and volunteers.
- Trustee-directors are expected to request and participate in training when appropriate to enable them to fulfil their duties and to develop both individually and collectively.
Skills and knowledge required:
- Knowledge and experience of the voluntary and community sector.
- Ability to offer commitment to VAC.
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
- Ability to think creatively and contribute to the strategic vision.
- Ability to listen and willingness to speak out.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Ability to respect confidences and confidentiality.
- Ability to understand the difference between governance and management and to delegate appropriately.
- Ability to demonstrate specific skills such as financial, fundraising, marketing, human resources.
Trustee-directors meet as a Board six times a year on a bi-monthly basis, meetings are usually held on a Wednesday morning 10am – 12pm either in person or virtually. Trustee-directors are expected to attend all meetings if possible.
All papers for Board meetings are circulated at least a week in advance of the meetings. In addition, where necessary/essential Trustee-directors are also contacted between meetings via email for comment/direction.
For more information about the role please email Sue Ogle, Chief Executive or call us on 024 7622 0381 Mon-Wed.