We’re seeking to recruit someone from a Finance background preferably with public or charity sector experience to join our Board of Trustees.
We would also be interested in hearing from you if you have experience from the private sector and you would like to expand your knowledge and apply this in the charity sector.
Time commitment: Minimum attendance at 4 Board meetings per annum which take place on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. plus an annual Trustee Away Day
Mandatory training in safeguarding
Attendance at sub-group meetings and additional away days if additional duties are taken on e.g. Trustee safeguarding lead or finance lead
Role type: Voluntary. Expenses will be paid for travel, etc.
MAP supports thousands of young people in Norfolk each year by providing free and independent advice, counselling and youth work. We have a team of around 100 staff and volunteers who are committed and passionate about providing these essential services. We are looking for individuals to join our Trustee Board to assist us with the strategic direction of the project going forward.
Prior experience of being a Trustee for a charity is not required as you will be provided with training, support and mentoring to develop your understanding of what being a Trustee means. You will need to be interested in attending meetings, considering reports and other papers.
Our commitment to you…
You’ll be joining a team of eight trustees, each with their own interests and expertise for you to learn from and engage with. We’re looking for fresh perspectives and new ideas to bring to the board; we will listen to your ideas and enable you to be involved in developing MAP as a service provider.
The role of Trustee…
You’ll be overseeing and directing our strategic plans and helping us to meet our objectives and obligations. As a charity, we’re passionate about our values, which we’d hope you would be too. These are
- Being Young Person Centred
- Valuing Each Individual
- Being Professional
- Working for Social Justice
It’s our mission to help all young people in Norfolk know what it is to be valued, and to ensure they have access to all the support and information to make a successful transition into adulthood. The role of Trustee is integral to this mission, and the knowledge, experiences and insight you could bring can make a huge difference to lives of young people in Norfolk now.
The role of Trustee is overseen by The Charity Commission. In 2018, the Commission updated their guidelines on what might disqualify a person from becoming a Trustee. To find out more, click here to view the Government’s guide for individuals.
I’m interested, what are the next steps…
If you think you have the time, passion and enthusiasm to join us on our journey, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like an informal chat about the role please email: [email protected] who will answer any initial questions or put you in touch with Dan Mobbs, Chief Executive for any specific questions or for a fuller overview of what being a Trustee means.
How to apply…
Once you have decided to submit an application to be a Trustee please email [email protected] with a cover letter (max 2 sides A4) outlining:
- What you would like to gain from this experience?
- What programmes or youth related activities you have previously been involved in?
- What you feel you could bring to the post based on your experience and skills, with reference to the responsibilities described in this pack.
Please also provide:
- Details of two people who ‘nominate’ you to the role of Trustee who are willing to make a statement outlining your suitability. Please note, we will contact nominees before the Board meeting which is the final stage of the selection process.