We are looking for a new Chair and two Trustees to join our management board.
Chair is retiring and we also wish to expand our existing board of Trustees. As Trustees, we have the legal and financial
responsibility for managing and supervising the charity. Trustees are involved with finance, funding,
governance, policy, planning, human resources, marketing, information
technology and management supervision.
We seek to achieve a dynamic board of Trustees that have a wide range of
skills and experience.
The board is led by the Chair, and the Trustees are
jointly responsible for good governance and employment of the staff team. The
Trustees work with the staff to find the funding needed, develop Home-Start
services, monitor and report on how well the charity is doing, and file returns
to regulatory authorities. The board activities are varied and challenging, but
also hugely rewarding. Working with staff and home-visiting volunteers, the
board of Trustees has a positive impact on the lives of local families.
Trustees must have an understanding of the
challenges which parents face raising small children, and the ability to work well
as part of a team. Ideally, they will be self- motivated and not afraid of
applying their skills to new areas.
What skills do I need?
For our Chair position, we need an experienced and
enthusiastic leader who is used to working within a voluntary
organisation. As we work closely with
the Social Services and the National Health Service, relevant experience would
be an advantage but not essential. Board meetings take place around 10 times a
year in the Redhill/Reigate/Oxted areas. The Chair holds supervision meetings
with the Scheme Manager about every six weeks.
This is a challenging position with a significant time commitment where
the holder can make a significant difference to the performance of the
organisation and the lives of the families we support.
meet around 10 times a year in the evenings in Redhill/Reigate/Oxted areas.
Each Trustee is allocated a specific role and should expect to spend at least
8-10 hours per month on their duties. It is an important role, carrying legal
and financial responsibilities which will require a time commitment. Home-Start
Trustees will receive a thorough induction, be invited to national training
courses and events, have access to a Home-Start intranet full of knowledge and
guidance on all aspects of running a local Home-Start, and have the skills and
knowledge of staff, your fellow Trustees and Home-Start UK - which exists to
provide information, support and guidance to local Home-Starts.
volunteer because they want to be involved in their community and improve the
lives of parents and children. What they get back is the satisfaction of
knowing that they have helped make a real difference to some of the most
vulnerable families in their community. In many cases, being a Trustee can
enhance an individual's skills and knowledge, build confidence and provide
opportunities for personal development for future employment, provide focus for
an active retirement or sense that their spare time is being put to good use.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 10/07/2018
End Date: 31/12/2020
Suite 2, Second Floor, Tower House
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