We are currently seeking motivated and focused individuals to join our effective Trustee Board. You may have a background in the charity sector or it might be new to you; ultimately we need people with a willingness learn, the ability to work as part of a team and vision to oversee and encourage the future development of PCP.
Trustees must work with integrity, objectivity and openness and PCP welcomes applications from individuals who are keen to make a difference and in particular you may have a background, skills or knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines:
Learning or Education
Public Health or Mental Health
It is the role of a trustee to:
• Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
• Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
• Ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
• Ensure that the organisation prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law
• To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
• To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
• To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
• To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
• Act with integrity and avoid any personal conflicts of interest.
• To protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.
We expect our Trustees to have a strong commitment to the organisation, regularly attend meetings, and to be able to contribute positively and constructively to discussions. Depending upon the number of sub committees’ trustees join the average time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month. Trustees are also regularly invited to events and activities in addition to meetings.
• Willingness to undertake governance and policy training as relevant
• Commitment to continuous professional development
• Sound business acumen competent in a broad range of strategic and business areas which align to PCP’s mission.
• Skilled in maintaining a strategic approach to governance
• Competent in interpreting complex material or multiple information sources
• Strong communication skills and good attention to detail
• A clear understanding and appreciation PCP’s mission, aim and core values
• Knowledge of the principles of good governance
• Understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liability of trusteeship
• Ability to make independent well-informed judgements and decisions
• Strong communicator
• Ability work well as part of an effective team
• Creative thinker
Pioneering Care Centre
Training will be provided to ensure understanding of the Trustee role, the principles of good governance and PCP’s purpose, vision and values. You will also gain experience and knowledge in the following areas:
• Relevant business subject qualifications or relevant experience
• Understanding of charity financial compliance and regulations
• Experience supporting the development of organisational strategy
• Experience of being a trustee or governor within a charity or similar environment
• Experience of accessing PCP projects or services
• Experience of chairing meetings and providing constructive feedback
• Experience of leading processes such as hearings and appeals
PCP is a well-respected award-winning health and wellbeing charity with a history spanning almost 25 years. Working across the North East of England we deliver a vast array of projects and services. Which all work towards PCPs mission, or charitable objective is: Health, Wellbeing and Learning for All
• PCP Aims to improve health and wellbeing through the development and provision of:
• Services that build capacity with individuals and communities to improve their own health and have greater choice and control;
• Projects/services that tackle health inequalities; and
• Providing locally accessible services in community settings;
You can be a part of team that supports communities across the Northeast and will meet new people, gain new skills and experience.
Minimum age 18.