Group Trustee Member

Where: At the following Groups/Units
Swillington St Mary’s Scout Group
Swillington Village Hall
LS26 8DX
6th Whinmoor Scout Group
Wellington hill Residents Association
Ringwood Drive
LS14 1AR
15th St. Theresa’s Scout Group
Newman Centre, St Theresa's Church
LS15 7JY
1st St Mary’s Kippax Scout Group
1st St Marys Church Hall
LS25 7HF
Manston St James Scout Group
Manston Parish Church Hall, Sandbed Lane
LS15 8JH
13th Epiphany Scout Group (Epiphany)
Epiphany Church Hall
17th Colton Methodist Scout Group
Colton Methodist Church
LS15 9AH
Allerton Bywater Miners Scout Group
The Mission Hall, Bowers Allerton Hall
Queen Street
LS26 8DF
1st Micklefield Scout Group
Community Centre
LS25 4AF
1st Garforth Scout Group
1st Garforth Scout Group
West Yorkshire
LS25 1DT
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

As a member of a Scouts Trustee Board you would help to develop Scouts in keeping with its charitable objectives and in the parameters of good governance.

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

The responsibilities of a Trustee:

  • To take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of the movement, and provide direction for its ongoing development, in accordance with our Bye Laws.
  • With other Trustees, to make sure that our policy and practices are in keeping with our aims.
  • With other Trustees, to exercise effective control, making sure that we function within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.
  • With other Trustees, to fulfil all other duties as laid out by law and in accordance with our Bye Laws.
  • To sit on at least one of the Board’s reporting committees (Finance; Operations; Risk; People and Culture; Safeguarding, Safety and Nominations and Governance) and/or a sub-committee or working group.

Trustee Tasks

All Trustees are equally responsible, but they might decide to split the tasks between them.

Manage money well
  • Have enough money for now and in the future. This means having a reserves policy and making sure fundraising takes place, if it’s needed.
  • Have a budget in place. Trustees then agree how to manage the budget with other volunteer teams
Follow Scouts policies and relevant legislation
  • Follow POR, key policies (including safety, safeguarding, data protection, and equality, diversity and inclusion), and charity regulations.
  • Follow employment law, and act as a responsible employer in line with Scout values if staff are employed. Make sure effective line management is in place for each staff member, which can be delegated to others.
  • Create Trustees Annual Report and Statement of Accounts.
  • Have Statement of Accounts audited by an appropriate person before the Annual General Meeting. If they’re a registered charity, they’ll need to share it with the charity regulator.
  • Hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Look after buildings, insurance and property
  • Look after records of ownership of property and equipment.
  • Have the right insurance for people, buildings, and equipment.
  • Make sure buildings and equipment are working well.
Manage Risks
  • Maintain a risk register and put the right risk mitigations in place.
Help the charity to operate well, today and in the future
  • Work with Lead Volunteers to meet their charity aims.
  • Champion Our Volunteering Culture, and make sure volunteers are aware of it, reflect on it, commit to it, and apply it in their teams.
In carrying out the above, Trustees also:
  • Make sure records of Trustee Board meetings are kept, and complete any actions that are agreed.
  • Run open selection processes for appointing Trustees.
  • Co-opt Trustees onto the Board if they need people with particular skills or knowledge.
  • Get expert advice, if needed. This could be on health and safety, managing money, buildings, equipment, or employment.
  • Network with other Scouts Trustees to share knowledge and experience.

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