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Trustee

Role Title: Director/Trustee of Disability Powys

Duties of a Director/Trustee are:

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document (i.e. its trust deed, constitution or memorandum and articles of association), 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 applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects (i.e. the company 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 board of Director’s/Trustee’s 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 organisation’s reputation and promote its values
  • 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 company and to ensure the proper investment of the company’s funds
  • To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance

In addition to the above statutory duties, each Director/Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they may have to help the board of Director’s/Trustee’s reach sound decisions.  This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, other issues in which the director has special expertise.

Requirements:

  • A Director/Trustee must be an individual aged 18 years or older, and in accordance with Section 72 of the Charities Act 1993, an individual who has been convicted of offences involving deception or fraud, or who is an undischarged bankrupt of who has been removed from office as a Charity Trustee will be disqualified for acting as a Director/Trustee.
  • A Director/Trustee will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB check.