Volunteering

Trustee for The Outrunners Charity

Location: London

Date Posted: 22/11/2020

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

Job description

We are seeking a Trustee who is passionate about positively shaping the lives of young people in London with relevant experience which they can bring and put into practice within The Outrunners. If you are interested in a  governing role in a charity which is dedicated to cultivating social cohesion and having a positive and lasting impact on the lives of marginalised young people, we’d like to hear from you!

The Outrunners Charity focuses on long-term initiatives to help marginalised young people in Hackney through physical and educational activities. It facilitates local professionals in utilising their unique skills and experience to inspire young people through a range of volunteering, mentoring and work experience opportunities. More broadly, Outrunners collaborates with companies, charities, youth groups and businesses across Hackney.

 

Role Description/Responsibilities:

  • We are particularly interested to hear from anyone with financial experience.
  • Someone with an established network in finance
  • Someone with fundraising experience
  • Someone with PAYE experience who can assist in employment management
  • Work with the Trustees to oversee operations
  • Desirable – someone who has previous Trustee experience.
  • Comply with the 6 main duties of being a Trustee which are:
  1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  2. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
  3. Act in your charity’s best interests
  4. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
  5. Act with reasonable care and skill
  6. Ensure your charity is accountable

 

About you:

Trustees must be people with independent judgement, an ability to think creatively, and a willingness to speak their mind.

You should share and model our values:

  1. BE OF THE COMMUNITY – We are an authentic voice. We can respond to Hackney’s needs because we’re of the community.
  2. AUTHENTIC & MEANINGFUL CHANGE – Giving young people opportunities in spaces they don’t see as ‘for them’.
  3. INTERGENERATIONAL SPIRIT – Shared lessons and experiences drive the transfer of generational power.

We also encourage candidates with other practical skills in strategy and operations, policy, finance or practical service delivery.

 

Above all, you need to have a  genuine enthusiasm and an enduring commitment to achieving the best outcomes for the young people we work with. To this end, you should endeavour to support and guide our Chief Executive, our committed staff and our passionate volunteers in our mission to improve the lives and prospects of marginalised young people in Hackney.

 

The role of a Trustee is a voluntary and unpaid appointment. Board members are expected to attend the four quarterly meetings and AGM, whilst also being flexible and responsive to unexpected changes.

 

For background information on The Outrunners Charity please visit our website, Instagram page (@theoutrunnerscharity) or Vimeo account (The Outrunners).

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