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Voluntary Trustee Advisor


St Giles Animal Rescue Voluntary Trustee AdvisorResponsible to; Chair of Board of TrusteesWorks with; Trustees, senior and other staffSalary; Voluntary roleContract type; Fixed term / Working hours: FlexibleLocation: St Giles Animal Rescue, Newport Road, Wrantage, TA3 6DJThe Trustees of St Giles Animal Rescue are seeking a new trustee to join the board.Due to forthcoming retirements from the Board, we wish to invite applications from enthusiastic and motivated people who share our commitment to our charitable aims and core values.As a Trustee, you will develop an understanding of your responsibilities towards compliance, prudence, and care, working with the Chair to ensure that the organization has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction. You should be prepared to give the necessary time for reading Board papers, attending evening meetings every 4-6 weeks plus additional research time outside of the meetings. You must also keep yourself informed about the charity’s activities.Whilst these are voluntary, unpaid positions, essential out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.Responsibilities• Ensure that the charity applies its resources exclusively in the pursuit of its objects. As part of that responsibility a trustee needs to actively contribute to the work of the board by helping set the strategic direction and overall policy• Ensure that St Giles Animal Rescue complies with and pursues its objects as defined within its governing documents• Ensure that St Giles Animal Rescue complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation• Ensure that St Giles Animal Rescue uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects i.e. that the charity does not spend money on activities which are not in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are• To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organization, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performances against those agreed targets• To ensure financial stability of St Giles Animal Rescue as a charity today and for the future• To protect and manage the property of St Giles Animal RescueRequirements• A commitment to animal welfare• A commitment to St Giles Animal Rescue and support of all its policies• Integrity, strategic vision and sound judgement• Good communication skills• Willingness to speak ones’ mind and listen to the views of others• Ability to work effectively as part of a team• Understanding of the requirements of being a trustee• Strategic vision and independent judgement• Ability and willingness to commit time to this post.• Drive and passion• Strong empathy with the objectives of St Giles Animal Rescue• Over 18 years of age

To apply please email Amanda Sharpe at

Closing date 15 August 2022