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SummaryWalk The Walk Family Support Services is looking for a non-executive director to join the company
Ensure the company acts within its constitution including the reason that it exists.
Promote the company's values and culture, in particular its commitment to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive charity.
Work with our executive team to develop and agree strategic priorities and objectives, assess whether plans for delivery are achievable, monitor the impact of our work and ensure it is within budget.
Help oversee management of possible future events that may threaten the company.
As and when necessary, appoint the Chief Executive and agree their performance goals.
Establish delegation of duties to committees or staff.
Be accountable to stakeholders for how they have carried out their responsibilities as trustees
Legal and Statutory responsibilities
We highly recommend reading The Essential Trustee Guide by the Charity Commission. If the company gets into difficulties, provided directors have acted properly and responsibly, their liability is limited to £1. The company provides insurance for trustees and non-executive directors.
In addition to reading preliminary reports and attending board and relevant committee meetings, directors participate company in the company including joining workshops and working groups, taking part in recruitment of trustees and senior level staff, consultants, directors and independent committee members.
Directors are expected to join at least one or two board sub-committees.
There are four board meetings a year which are held remotely. Board meetings last one and a half hours each. Some meetings and workshops will take place outside of these meetings subject to need.
All NED’s are invited to team away days and social activities, we encourage all NEDs to some and meet the staff socially as well as operationally.
Term of Office
Each NED is appointed for one year and is dismissed and reappointed at the AGM each year.
- Understanding of issues that affect families and young persons
- Ability to think strategically and creatively.
- Independent judgement and willingness to speak out.
- Team worker
- Willing and able to donate time to the company when needed
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We require you to understand and demonstrate this commitment
- Enhanced DBS Check and must be enrolled on DBS update service (WTW will undertake the Enhanced check and meet for the cost of this for the duration of your voluntary activities only)
- 2 references (ideally previous employers, or personal referee contact details, whom WTW can approach for a written reference)
- Satisfactory interview (including review of CV)
Key attributes required:
- Be willing to engage with the company
- Be willing to support the company in all aspects of its’ development, including fundraising, service development and safeguarding
- Be willing to take on a lead role as a director – such as parent champion, financial advisor, business advisor, health and safety advisor, social media advisor etc
- Demonstrate an understanding of the safe working practices that apply to this role.
- Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children and young people