Trustee Roles

Post title: Trustee Roles
Salary: Voluntary
Hours: Approximately 2 hours per month

All applications must be received by 30th of August 2022 at 11:30pm but please apply as soon as possible as we will be interviewing on an ongoing basis.

High Trees are looking for two Trustees to join our active, engaged board to help ensure that the organisation continues to meet its strategic objectives, stays true to its vision and values and ensures that it continues to meet the requirements set out by the charity commission.

As a Board member you will be expected to attend a quarterly board meeting, with further opportunities to join a sub-committee which also meets quarterly and offer support based on your outside expertise. Sub-committees include a Peoples Subcommittee and a Finance Subcommitee and other temporary subcommittees are set up from time to time to oversee particular areas of work. All meetings normally take place in the evening from 6.00pm and lasts about 1.5 hrs. The charity has a staff base of approximately 30, including a strong leadership team, and the role of Trustee is not an operational one.

The responsibilities of the board include setting the strategic direction of the charity, to provide independent and objective challenge and encouragement to the charity’s leadership, to monitor performance against internal and external objectives and to ensure the charity is delivering its charitable purpose and making best use of its resources.

High Trees is proud that its board is representative of the communities it serves, and that this balance continues is very important to us. We value diversity of experience and diversity of voice on our board, and if you are passionate about the work of High Trees, and feel you could contribute your skills, we would like to hear from you. We particularly welcome applications from those living locally or who have used our services, or the services of a similar organisation, but are also interested in those who may simply wish to contribute their professional skills to the charity. There is no expectation that you would have served on a board previously.

How to apply:

To apply please send a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you would like to join the board and how you think you can contribute your skills, as well as the applicant monitoring form to anna.coffey@high-trees.org with ‘Trustee Application’ in the subject line.

You may wish to visit our website and read High Trees latest impact report (available on our website) to get an overview of our work.

If you have any queries or would like to have an informal chat prior to application please contact the Co-CEOs, via anna.coffey@high-trees.org

Job Pack
Application Monitoring Form