Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Trustee for Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)

Role Type: Regular
Based: Warrington Town Centre
Categories: Trustee / Committee

What would I be doing?

The board of trustees are collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity. Day-to-day operational responsibility is delegated to the Operations Director and staff members.
Trustees will be required to attend one meeting per quarter as a minimum, plus be available to support the Operations Director in the administration of the charity, where appropriate.

What skills do I need?

Trustees are expected to:
· Make sure that RASASC operates in accordance with its governing document and with any relevant legislation or regulations and ensure that RASASC works within its charitable objects
· Make sure that the finances of RASASC are managed prudently and without unnecessary risk. · Maintain the reputation and values of RASASC
· Keep in mind the interests of RASASC’s beneficiaries; contribute any specific knowledge of the needs of particular groups, but act always in the best interests of RASASC as a whole.
· Actively contribute to strategic planning, setting long-term aims and objectives and evaluate RASASC's performance.
· Contribute to the development of policies and procedures, agree the final versions and abide by them
· Attend meetings regularly. The Board meets every 8 weeks and trustees are expected to attend these meetings. · Promote the work of RASASC.
· Represent RASASC externally when requested and report back on meetings and events attended
· Undertake induction, training and attend board meetings when necessary
· Maintain confidentiality about all aspects of the trustees’ business
· Declare any conflicts of interest

About Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)

RASASC (Cheshire & Merseyside) are committed to supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. The board of trustees are collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.

Recruitment and training details:

You will be given induction training into the various aspects of the work before volunteering will begin. You will be given a trustee induction pack and an opportunity to attend a New trustee training session.

Is a DBS required? Yes
Are volunteer expenses covered? e.g. travel Yes
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Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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