HR Trustee

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Lancaster, Lancashire
Salary
Voluntary role
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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A.C.E supports young people to improve their emotional/mental health. We are currently looking for a new Trustee with a background in HR to join our friendly board. Your skills and experience will make an important contribution to the strategic and operational plans of the organisation.

A.C.E was founded in 2008 following a piece of research with vulnerable young people about their needs. A.C.E was designed by young people and young people continue to be involved in its development. In 2011 A.C.E became a registered charity and has slowly grown over the years.

Role summary 

  • Assessing risks and measuring the impact of HR interventions in light of changing legal requirements and best practice.
  • To review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing, training and development and annual budgets and plans to the trustee board.
  • To actively contribute to policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluate performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives.
  • To ensure that HR activities and interventions are linked to the company’s charitable objectives and complement the company culture.
  • To ensure the Trustee Board monitors and reviews the performance of the company’s Chief Executive, rewards performance accordingly and identifies appropriate development opportunities.
  • To monitor the financial position of the charity and its operations within its means and objects, making sure that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management.
  • To monitor whether the service complies with its governing document and standards and if the needs of the beneficiaries are being met. 

Person description

Essential 

  • Experience of HR/employment law issues and implementing them contextually. 
  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of company’s beneficiaries, staff and the trustee board.
  • Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity while adhering the Nolan principles of public life.
  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively.
  • Working effectively as a team member and demonstrating a willingness to learn and develop.

Desirable 

  • Experience in these areas: financial management, social media, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of charity law and governance.

Time commitment

The Board meets once a month. The trustee is expected to commit at least 5 hours a month, which includes board meetings and participation. The term is 3 years but can be extended.

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please send a CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest and what you might contribute to a Board. If you would like an informal chat with the Chair before applying please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team to arrange a conversation.

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
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  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

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We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

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Contact Us
  • Reach Volunteering
  • 17 Oval Way
  • London
  • SE11 5RR
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 3943 9901
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