Trustee

Employer
MumsAid
Location
Blackheath, SE3 7DH
Salary
£0.00 - voluntary
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Consultancy / Strategy, IT, Marketing
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Job Details

MumsAid is currently looking for 2 new, dynamic, trustees who can bring their energy and expertise to the board.  As we look to develop and expand our services further, we are looking for skilled, strategic minded individuals, passionate about our values that are able to provide strategic guidance and input.

We are particularly keen to recruit trustees who have experience in the following areas: Digital Systems, Information Management and Organisational Growth, Change Management and Marketing skills.  Equally, if you share our passion for supporting mothers and their families with maternal mental health and feel you have something to offer the board, we would love to hear from you.

Trustees must have:

  • A commitment to our organisation and its objectives;
  • Strategic vision;      
  • Independent judgement;      
  • An ability to think creatively;
  • An understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship;
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee.

In addition to your statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an exciting time for MumsAid as we develop and expand our services and explore opportunities to share our expertise more widely so that we can support more mothers and babies in Greenwich and beyond. You will be able to use your skills and experience to ensure we have a robust strategy in place. You will have the opportunity to both showcase your skills as well as learn new ones.

Time Commitment

  • The role will require regular attendance at two-hour board meetings, held every 6 weeks in Greenwich/Blackheath, plus one half-day awayday per year.
  • We also expect trustees to be able to provide support for MumsAid in between meetings, usually remotely. This might be through involvement in board sub-committees which meet every 6 weeks (e.g. on finance and fundraising) or project groups, or by providing advice, input or guidance to the senior management as appropriate (e.g. acting as a sounding board for the CEO, reviewing or commenting on reports, funding applications or policies).

Company

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
  • explore roles and profiles
  • 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.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

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

Read more about our partnerships.

Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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