Chair of Trustees

Providing leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to provide greater public benefit
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Chairing and facilitating board meetings

Giving direction to board policy-making

Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate
Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
Reviewing governance arrangements to ensure compliance with recommended practice
Attend foodbank sessions at Hattersley and at Hollingworth as appropriate
Attend “give a tin to the foodbank” collection as appropriate

With the Foodbank Co-ordinator:
Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where required, for example annual general meeting
Setting agendas for board and other general meetings
Developing the board of trustees including induction, training, appraisal and succession planning
Overseeing the relationship with the Distribution Centre host churches
Addressing conflict within the board and within the organisation.
Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Leadership skills
Experience of committee work
Tact and diplomacy
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
Compassion, empathy
Sympathy for the Christian values of our supporting churches and the Trussell Trust

It would be desirable for the chair to have knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation and a wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other networks.

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Faith, Homeless, Hunger, Poverty
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Home, Long term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Food banks, Management
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Leadership, Listening, Managing people, Organising
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank
Organisation Profile: We focus on Care by the community and for the community. Our objective is to relieve persons who are in conditions of poverty, need or distress in such ways as the trustees from time to time think fit.