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Could you be a trustee for TCC? 

We are currently recruiting new trustees to join our board.

We are especially interested to hear from people with knowledge and experience of finance or human resources.

 

TCC is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation that exists to challenge social injustice. As the oldest community organising charity in the country, TCC has been working to effect positive change in North Wales for over 25 years. We do this by bringing together local groups that exist within diverse communities, supporting them to develop the power they need to take action that brings about positive change. Our members include community groups, faith groups and schools in North Wales, who set the agenda for our activities.

TCC is governed by a Board of Trustee who direct how the organisation is managed and controlled, within our ethical principles and regulatory framework. This creates the structure for TCC staff to work effectively in meeting our objectives, and to conform to the legal framework set out by the Charity Commission.

 

We are keen to expand our board to better reflect the diversity of our member groups and the wider community. We seek individuals who can make a commitment to join us in our governing and fundraising activities, acting with unquestionable integrity, to support our endeavours in the successful promotion of our objectives.

If you are looking to utilise and further develop your professional skills, and to work with a group of inspiring leaders towards make a positive difference in North-East Wales, then this is the role for you.

 

If you would like to find out more, please contact office@tcc-wales.org.uk or call 01978 262588.

The Trustee Role

TCC Trustee Board is a group of volunteers who are responsible for governance of the charity.

The board members direct:

  • Financial control: ensuring budgets are planned, monitored and adhered to,

  • Structural development: Policies and Procedures: creating a framework that allows the staff group to carry out their roles effectively, in compliance with regulatory;

  • Accountability: reporting to both funders and members at the monthly strategy meetings and AGM, on how the charity has been performing and its future planned activities.

Trustees will be expected to be active members of the Board, in its endeavours to achieve the objectives set out above, always acting with commitment to the charity’s objectives and with unquestionable integrity. As a Board we seek to ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. As well as the various statutory duties, any trustee should make full use of any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board make good decisions.

The basic time commitment is to attend 4 Board and joint Board / Staff meetings per year with possible additional meetings / phone discussions if needed to address matters arising. Additionally, Trustees are encouraged to attend the monthly members’ Strategy meetings and one 24-hour session of residential training.

Qualities of a Trustee

Essential

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of the role (training will be provided).

  • Commitment to the charity’s objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.

  • Strategic and forward-looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims.

  • Good, independent judgement, impartiality, and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect confidentiality.

  • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.

Desirable

  • Prior experience of committee/trustee work or the work of TCC.

  • Knowledge of campaigning and Community Organising.

  • A wider understanding of the local voluntary sector.

  • Some experience of Charity finance, HR, Charity Law, Fundraising and Community Organising.

  • Leadership skills

  • Ability to communicate in English and Welsh.

If you are looking to utilise and further develop your professional skills, and to work with a group of inspiring leaders towards make a positive difference in North-East Wales, then this is the role for you.

 

If you would like to find out more, please contact office@tcc-wales.org.uk or call 01978 262588.