Trustee and Executive Committee member(s)

To develop Scouts in keeping with its charitable objectives and in the parameters of good governance.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Quarterly
Availability:

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

* To take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of the movement, and provide direction for its ongoing development, in accordance with our Bye Laws.
* With other Trustees, to make sure that our policy and practices are in keeping with our aims.
* With other Trustees, to exercise effective control, making sure that we function within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.
* With other Trustees, to fulfil all other duties as laid out by law and in accordance with our Bye Laws.
* To sit on at least one of the Board’s reporting committees (Finance; Operations; Risk; People and Culture;
Safeguarding, Safety and Nominations and Governance) and/or a sub-committee or working group.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

* A record of proven and significant achievement in your own field.
* An understanding of the type of work undertaken by Scouts and commitment to our values and ethos.
* A personal alignment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
* Successful experience of operating on a board or a major committee in a charitable, public sector or
commercial organisation.
* Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.
* Confident and effective communication skills with a range of audiences and the ability to challenge in a constructive way.
* A background in one or more the following areas would be particularly welcomed; Fundraising/Legal/Risk
* An understanding of how to motivate and enthuse volunteers.
* A proven track record of sound judgment and effective decision making.
* An understanding of the respective roles of the Chair, Trustees, UK Chief Commissioner, UK Youth Commissioner and Chief Executive.
* A track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
* Wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other networks.
* Enthusiasm, energy and time to commit to this role.
* Available and willing to attend 4 weekend Board meetings per year and commitment to attend designated committees/working groups reporting to the Board (prior notice is given for all Board and Committee dates).

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Faith, Families, Recreation, Scouts, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, People with a visual impairment, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Financial control, Fundraising, Management, Trusteeship
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Leadership, Managing people, Negotiating, Organising
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: 7th Manchester Scout Group
Organisation Profile: 7th Manchester Scouts has been running continuously since 1908 and is still going strong. We do many activities such as camps, hikes, days out, sailing, caving and shooting which keep our programme very full and exciting. We cater for boys and girls aged 6 to 14.
Charity number: 521604