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Branch Chair, Treasurer and Trustees for RSPCA Croydon Area

Location: Croydon

Date Posted: 27/08/2019

Closing Date: 27/11/2019

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with the RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch helping to achieve our purpose of promoting kindness and preventing cruelty to animals.

The RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch operates at a local level offering advice, microchipping, neutering and subsidised animal treatments, as well as rehabilitating and rehoming animals taken in through our boarding and fostering facilities. Additionally, we run 3 charity shops to support our work.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to actively volunteer for the Branch as trustees, ensuring that the Branch is governed and managed effectively, whilst continually having animal welfare at the forefront of their mind.

Trustees serve on the governing body of the charity and have the responsibility of the running of the Branch. They are also able to influence how the Branch carries out animal welfare in the area, and manage projects and activities of the Branch.

The trustees meet for an evening once a month to talk about current issues and how to raise funds for the Branch to help local animals in need.

Further information on the role of a trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website.

As a minimum, trustees would normally be expected to attend a monthly committee meeting lasting some 2 to 3 hours.

We are looking for people from all social and cultural backgrounds, all ages (over 18) and with a variety of experiences and skills to draw on, whether these have been formed through life or work situations.

Below are the key activities of this voluntary role:

  • To take the chair at branch committee meetings and direct the activities.
  • To act jointly with all co-trustees and work closely with the branch secretary and treasurer.
  • To act as co-signatory, if required, on branch cheques and ensure that proper financial procedures are followed at all times, in line with charity legislation.
  • To ensure that all committee members are familiar with branch rules, national Society policy and their responsibilities as a charity trustee.
  • To be instrumental in the production, monitoring and review of a branch development plan.
  • To actively coordinate the activities of the branch, including the delegation of tasks.
  • To welcome and assist with the integration of new trustees and volunteers.
  • To attend an appropriate training course as soon as it is practical.
  • To ensure that a branch representative is appointed to the regional board and that the representative gives the committee a full report on the business conducted after each meeting.
  • To ensure that all the essential roles within the committee are filled by suitable, appropriate trustees or volunteers.

Most people aged 18 or over are eligible to become a trustee and you will need to become a member of the RSPCA. You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert although commitment, common sense and the ability to be objective is vital.

Branch Trustees need to be committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives, so having a passion for animals is very helpful too.

For Treasurer, see:    https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/rspca/branch-treasurer/660665?token=pOqBczkQnQo%3d&utm_source=jobalert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=regularjobfiltered&utm_campaign=daily&tsid=20

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