Become a trustee OVERALL PURPOSE The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Margaret Carey Foundation, developing the organisation's aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. They meet as a full board on a quarterly basis (onlne meetings plus one in person meeting per year). There are additional sub group meetings held on an approximately monthly basis. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure that the Margaret Carey Foundation complies with its governing document (its Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations Ensure the Margaret Carey Foundation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document Contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the Margaret Carey Foundation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets Safeguard the good name and values of the Margaret Carey Foundation Ensure the financial stability of the Margaret Carey Foundation Appoint and support the CEO of the Margaret Carey Foundation and monitor his/her performance. Promoting and developing the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society. Maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisation's objects, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies. In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise. The Board of Trustees collectively needs skills and experience in: financial management the criminal justice sector - both HMPPS and probation service staff and individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice sector the voluntary sector - particularly experience of working with vulnerable groups digital strategy charity retail/ social enterprise human resource management volunteer management fundraising/ income generation youth work (particulalry within youth offending teams or youth services) community development/ partnership working Marketing and communications We welcome and encourage applications from people from all communities and backgrounds as we recognise that a diverse Board is beneficial for the organisation and the communities it serves. A trustee is a voluntary position but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Please get in touch, send an email to [email protected] if you would like to find out more about becoming a trustee of the Margaret Carey Foundation.