Become a Trustee

We can use your expertise

The main job of trustees is to ensure that the assets of the organisation are used solely for the purposes set out in the governing document and within the law.  In Harrow Carers this means in accordance with the charitable objects listed in our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

What is a Trustee?

The statutory duties of a trustee are:

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To contribute actively to the committee of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • If the charity employs staff, to appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance

Other duties

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:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

Want to know more, interested in joining?
Call us on 020 8868 5224

Trustee person specification

  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

From time to time Trustees may be asked to assist with a range of specific tasks including fundraising, analysis of information, recruiting staff, attending meetings and giving interviews on behalf of the organisation.

Why not support us?

Every donation helps; whether it’s a one-off contribution like a legacy donation or a monthly direct debit. Your donations can help us create new services and provide better support to our carers. From complementary therapies to counselling and training for carers, your help can go a long way. Additionally, we have a number of ways you can fundraise by simply thinking of us when you go about your day-to-day lives!

 

“Harrow Carers provides a fantastic service, really helped me when I needed it – picked me up from the floor.”

– Gill

“Harrow Carers provides a fantastic service, really helped me when I needed it – picked me up from the floor.”

– Gill

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