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Trustee (External)
Girlguiding Anglia

Job Description

Shape the future of Girlguiding Anglia, part of the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women.

Girlguiding Anglia is looking to recruit an active member of its region executive committee who is interested in gaining experience of strategic management and governance whilst making a positive difference to the work of the charity. Open to applications from male or female candidates from across the Anglia region (stretching from Oxfordshire to Suffolk).

Girlguiding Anglia enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a real difference to the world. The charity is one of 9 regions established as administrative areas in 1970. It owns the residential Hautbois Activity Centre set in 28 acres of beautiful countryside, on the edge of the Norfolk Broads and has over 12,000 dedicated volunteers, delivering amazing opportunities for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers every week. It supports volunteers to give girls and young women a safe space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills, and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

To complement the existing skills of other trustees the charity is particularly interested in individuals with experience in one of the following areas, although those with other skill-sets are also very welcome to apply:

  • digital media
  • business development
  • fundraising and income generation

Although much of the charity's work takes place within a national context, there is still huge scope for developing a distinctive regional flavour of what is offered to members.

The primary responsibilities of trustees of the Anglia executive committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. To provide leadership and to be responsible for the strategic direction and ultimate delivery of guiding in Anglia region.
  2. To foster the growth and spirit of The Guide Association, uphold and apply its values and the principles of equality and diversity within Anglia region, and refer all matters concerning policy to the association executive committee.
  3. To ensure all relevant information to and from Anglia region and the association executive committee is effectively communicated.
  4. To be responsible for managing the finances of Anglia region.
  5. To manage the Anglia region effectively by setting and approving policies, plans and budgets to achieve its objectives, and monitoring performance against them.
  6. To ensure that the Anglia region complies with all relevant legislation, regulations and requirements of the Charity Commission and The Guide Association.
  7. To appoint the executive manager and other key personnel.
  8. To set and maintain a framework of delegation and internal control.
  9. To regularly review the risks to which Anglia region is subject to and agree or ratify all policies and decisions on matters which might create significant risk, financial or otherwise.

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