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Charity Trustee

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Job Title:  Trustee
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Salary: Our trustees are unpaid however, travel expenses, directly incurred in the role as trustee on official business can be reimbursed 
Location: Board/committee meetings are held remotely and once a year in Peterborough 
Time commitment: Attend four board meetings a year and relevant committee meetings

About Us:

Ness M Care Foundation (NMF) is a charity dedicated to supporting activities that will improve the quality of life for people who are cared for in their homes, as well as their carers. We are an independent, international charity based in Peterborough, working throughout the UK and at an international level in Zimbabwe. 


What we are looking for:

We are recruiting for an experienced, innovative and outgoing Trustee to join our three existing Trustees and to help inform the direction of NMF going forwards. Taking into account the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to maintain the Board’s ability to effectively direct the full range of the charity’s activities, we are looking for someone with a natural interest in health/social care, ideally with a charity finance background. You will possess strong leadership skills and ability to form strategies.

Summary of duties: 

  • Ensure that NMF complies with it’s governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

  • Ensure that NMF pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

  • Ensure NMF applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be.

  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to NMF, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

  • Safeguard the good name and values of NMF.

  • Ensure the financial stability of NMF.

  • In addition to the above 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 leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.​

What we can offer:

  • By offering your time to NMF, you will be helping our charity to gain the resources needed to continue helping and supporting people receiving care at home, as well as their carers. 

  • Reimbursement of volunteer expenses.

  • A friendly, small, tight-knit team of staff and volunteers.


Qualities and skills required:

Each Trustee must have:

  • A commitment to the mission of NMF

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

  • Integrity

  • Strategic vision

  • Good, independent judgement

  • An ability to think creatively

  • A willingness to speak their mind

  • An understanding and acceptance if the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make decisions for the good of NMF.

  • Demonstrated experience of working in nonprofits, charities, and other philanthropic organisations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Well organised, with effective time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Financial management, income generation and enterprise


The Board of Trustees collectively needs skills and experience in: 

  • Public policy and public affairs

  • National and local voluntary sector

  • National and local government and statutory bodies

  • Digital strategy

  • Volunteering management and brokerage

  • Funding/ foundations

  • Trading subsidiaries and social enterprise

  • Human resource management

  • Collaborative partnerships

  • Social investment and impact


How to apply:

Please forward by email to your most recent CV alongside a covering letter detailing your interest in the role, your relevant experience, and evidence of how you meet our criteria.

Application closing date: Wednesday 15th September 2021.


We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we find the right individual.

Any other requirements:

Due to the vulnerable nature of the people we support, we will require two references. We will also require a DBS check, which we will support you with. Further details will be discussed with you as to how these will be obtained.

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