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To take an active role in the charity activities. Responsible for governance and strategic direction of the charity with other Board members. To work in partnership and to support contractors and volunteers helping them to achieve the aims of the organisation.

Ensure the charity is run in accordance with the governing document, charity law, company law and that the decisions of the Board and any other appropriate legislation or regulations are upheld.

• Ensure the charity pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

• Assisting with the development of strategic plans and ensuring the charity operates efficiently.

• Assisting in setting organisational aims and objectives and setting priorities.

• Supporting other trustees in their roles.

• Assisting with reports as required and being responsible for own secretarial work.

Attending and actively participating in monthly Board meetings and yearly AGM.

• Seek out new opportunities to work with vulnerable residents in Surrey to promote the success of SDAC Ltd.

• Take delegated roles/tasks for the Board as discussed and agreed with the

Chair and report back to the Board.

• Ensure that the charity’s confidentiality and safeguarding policies are adhered to with regards to the management of the charity.

What skills do I need?

A commitment to the mission of SDAC to relieve sickness caused by substance misuse and those struggling with mental health.

• Previous experience of being a Trustee or Director and good understanding and knowledge of charity governance, although not essential.

• Preferably having worked within the community or with a voluntary organisation.

• Ability and skills to contribute objectively to Board meetings.

• Ability and commitment to give the minimum hours per month.

• Exemplary professional integrity.

• Sound independent judgement.

• Ability to think creatively.

Ability and commitment to give the minimum hours per month.

• Exemplary professional integrity.

• Sound independent judgement.

• Ability to think creatively.

• Excellent communications skills particularly tact, diplomacy and listening.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

• Ability to send and receive emails and posses basis IT skills including use of Microsoft Office.

Posted for
Surrey Drug & Alcohol Care (VSNS)

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  • Substance Misuse and Addiction


  • Trusteeship, Committee Work


  • Age restrictions
    18 and above
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 24/05/2021

End Date: 24/05/2022

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Availability Details

This job description has been written in respect of the company’s Memorandum of Articles of Association April 2018 and Being a Company Director Guidance – Companies House October 2018. A Trustee/Director is confirmed by election at the next general meeting of members of the charity. The position is on a three yearly rotation and if willing may be re-elected for further terms.

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