District Chair – Trustee

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As the District Chair you will lead the Trustee Board ensuring that it fulfills it’s responsibilities. The Chair will work closely with the District Lead Volunteer to achieve the purpose of the Scouts Association through the development of local Scouting in accordance with Scouts POR.

You can see what the Chair does below. If this role interests you or you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

Chair Tasks

The responsibilities of the Treasurer:
  • Objectively and impartially chairing and facilitating Trustee Board meetings.
  • Acting as the Chair of the relevant Scout Council.
  • Planning the annual cycle of Trustee Board meetings and setting the agenda for Trustee Board meetings.
  • Monitoring that decisions and actions agreed at Trustee Board meetings are implemented.
  • Working closely with the District Lead Volunteer to ensure there are long term and short term goals and the role the Trustee Board can play in helping to achieve these.
  • Providing direction for the Trustee Board.
  • Ensuring that all Trustees have been briefed and inducted into their roles, receive appropriate training, and are aware of their status as charity trustees.
  • Addressing and resolving conflicts that arise.
  • Membership and attendance of any working groups or sub-Committees set up by the Trustee Board, where appropriate.
  • For District and County/Area/Regional Chair, acting as the final appeal point for appointment disagreements between the Appointments Advisory Committee and District or County/Area/Region Commissioner.
General Trustee Board Responsibilities:
  • To be a full and active participant in Trustee Board meetings and activities.
  • To uphold the responsibilities of a Trustee Board as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the District.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the District.
  • An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Trustee Board.
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Trustee Board.
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Trustee Board and aims of the District.

Skills for a Chair:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Able to motivate others and encourage participation
  • Able to handle and resolve conflict effectively
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
  • Willing to actively design and contribute to the strategic vision of the District
  • Willingness to take decisions which will further the work of the District.

Note: any other tasks are to be agreed with the Line Manager.

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