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Governance Trustee

Ashford Place
NW2 6TU, London (Greater)
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
25 Jun 2021

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Contract Type
Consultancy / Strategy
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Ashford Place provides support services to single homeless people as well as vulnerable people in our local community. We provide our services from our wholly owned Community Resource Centre. We are spearheading a significant change in the way support services are designed and delivered with an emphasis on personal responsibility, community cohesion and long term positive impact on individuals/communities.

We are looking for someone with a Governance and Compliance background who could as a Trustee help us be the best we can in supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our local community. 

Role summary

We need a Trustee to work with our brilliant bunch of Trustees to keep us on the straight and narrow, legally speaking. We would be delighted to recruit someone who could help us with the following;

  • Lead on policy review, amendment, and implementation, as well as ensuring we are compliant will all policies.
  • Set out processes and work with senior staff and Trustees to ensure policies are implemented and embedded throughout our charity.
  • Use your experience and expertise to ensure that we are complying with our governing document and other regulatory requirements.
  • Provide technical governance knowledge and leadership and to keep abreast of any developments in the charity sector that are relevant to our charity.
  • Assist in setting our long-term strategy, ensuring the charity meets its objects and purpose.

Person description

It would be great to welcome someone with senior experience in the Charity world and with governance and compliance experience. We are a well-regarded charity and work hard to improve the situation for many of our clients who are disadvantaged by health inequalities. We have proved our resilience as a charity during Covid-19 and looking forward we want to strengthen an already excellent Board of Trustees to help front-line staff continue their good work. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

You would be part of a progressive successful mid-sized local charity that is well recognized and well regarded. We are an honest charity, emerging from  Covid-19 quite well, have stayed in contact with over 1000 clients in the last year, and so you might like to be part of that?

Time commitment

Trustees meeting 4 times a year, 2 hours each meeting. Lead Trustees on average do two days a month support.

How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site.

We are happy to talk about the role more with  anyone who is interested.


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.

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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.  

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020 3943 9901
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United Kingdom
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