The importance of trustees within a charitable organisation is clearly outlined below:
“As a trustee you are at the heart of a charity, helping to plan its strategic future, to protect its reputation and resources and to encourage staff, volunteers and beneficiaries to achieve their best. Not only are you supporting, encouraging and helping to build and develop your charity but, in many cases, you are also playing a role in driving social change locally, regionally and, perhaps, nationally.
That such a role comes with obligations is a given. Trustees are tasked with ensuring the charity is solvent, properly run and delivering the charitable purposes for which it has been set up. This means complying with charity law, acting in the charity’s best interests and maintaining control of charitable funds and resources. As a trustee, you are accountable to the charity’s beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and to the public in general, ensuring they retain trust and confidence in you as a trustee, in the charity itself and in the wider charitable sector.”
Frances McCandless, Chief Executive, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
There are currently 6 trustees on the board, bringing a range of skills, expertise and experience to the management and development of the centre. The skill set identified is expertise/experience in:
Income Generation; Business Development; Marketing; Finance and knowledge of achieving sustainability in the sector.
The trustees meet every six weeks with the meeting having a maximum duration of two hours.
If you would like information on becoming a trustee contact:
028 9022 3220 or email@example.com
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