Trustee Vacancies2021-07-29T16:50:29+01:00

The CLA provides this space on its website for charities to advertise trustee vacancies. Below are details of charities that are currently looking for trustees.
Note: The CLA does not endorse any charity or its advert. You should make your own enquiries as to the suitability of the charity and role, if considering applying.

Legal Trustee for I CAN

Location: Flexible, with maximum 5 meetings per year in London

Unpaid, volunteer role

We are the leading children’s communication charity in the United Kingdom and were originally formed in 1888. Our purpose – to make sure that no child is left behind due to struggling to communicate – has never been more relevant. We need good Trustees to help us develop our organisation and continue to grow our reach and impact. Post-covid, 1.5 million children are at risk of being left behind with their speaking and understanding with devastating consequences for their education, mental health and future employment.

We are looking for a Legal Trustee to join our high performing board and chair our remuneration committee. The commitment is for 4 Board meetings of less than half a day per annum plus a full Board Awayday, whilst the remuneration committee meets twice a year, again for less than half a day. In addition, there is time needed to read papers, which you’ll receive a week in advance, and the occasional need to provide expert advice and guidance to the leadership team on specific issues and projects.

We are at an exciting time in the charity’s development as we look to extend our reach, advocate more effectively and digitise our services. You can read more about our latest campaign at https://ican.org.uk/speaking-up-for-the-covid-generation/

Interested in joining us? apply here

https://ican.org.uk/working-with-us/current-opportunities/legal-trustee/

H2H Company Secretary

Job Description:  Company Secretary

Brief Overview:  You will need to have a good understanding of the laws that may affect the Charity and ensure that it complies with its financial and legal requirements.

  • Responsibilities:

  • report to the chairman and board of trustees;
  • oversee the preparation of meeting papers and follow up on action points;
  • lodge required forms and annual returns with Companies House and the Charity Commission;
  • ensure policies are kept up to date and approved by the board;
  • maintain statutory books, including registers of trustees;
  • deal with correspondence, collate information, write reports and disseminate decisions to relevant personnel;
  • contribute to meeting discussions and, when required, advise staff and volunteers of the implications of proposed policies;
  • monitor changes in relevant legislation and take appropriate action;
  • liaise with external regulators and advisers;
  • take responsibility for the health and safety of personnel, and manage matters relating to insurance and property;
  • develop and oversee the systems that ensure the Charity complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements;
  • maintain the register of trustees;
  • when applicable, monitor the administration of the Charity’s pension scheme; 
  • enter into contractual agreements with suppliers and customers;
  • manage the office space and deal with personnel administration and insurance, equipment and premises;
  • oversee PR relating to aspects of financial management.
  • Hours:

As a volunteer position the hours are flexible but we would estimate an average of four hours per week would be required.  A Secretary to the Board will assist.

  • Skills:

  • good verbal and written communication skills;
  • interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels;
  • attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work;
  • the ability to prioritise work;
  • the capability to work with numerical information, plus analytical and problem-solving skills
  • a diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to the board of trustees;
  • management skills;
  • teamworking skills;
  • integrity and discretion when handling confidential information;
  • a sound grasp of corporate governance issues
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