Trustee

Compass Disability Services

Name: Trustee
Organisation: Compass Disability Services
Location: Unit 11-12, Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH

Description

The Charities Act 1993 defines trustees as 'the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity'. The Charity Commission identifies that Trustees have, and must accept, ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of their charity, ensuring it is solvent and well run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was set up.
Compass Disability Services Trustees will need to:
Ensure compliance with governing documents.
Have a detailed understanding of the organisations mission, values and aims.
Develop strategy.
Establish and monitor policies.
Ensure accountability.
Ensure compliance with the law.
Maintain proper fiscal oversight.
Select and support the Chief Executive officer.
Respect the role of staff.
Maintain effective board performance.
Promote the organisation.

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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Social Care

Types of Activity

NA

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Expenses paid
Training
Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Teamwork
Listening
Talking to others
Negotiating


Benefits

No specific qualifications are necessary; however Trustees must make decisions collectively, but are both jointly and individually liable. It is therefore important that trustees act in line with the governing document, the legal and regulatory framework and should seek professional guidance on those situations that are beyond the reasonable knowledge and competence of the board.
Governance
Teamwork
Listening
Negotiating
Talking to others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

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