a. You must be over 18.
b. Section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is spent; is an undischarged bankrupt; has previously been removed from Trusteeship of a Charity by the court or the Charity Commissioners or is under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Our Trustees are responsible under the Charity Commission and law for the planning and direction of the charity, ensuring we comply with relevant rules and guidelines for such things as finance etc.
Sounds Serious !!
It is, but remember LPCF has been run since 2007 by Parent Carers the same as yourself.
Most Trustees usually have previous experience as a LPCF general Volunteer .
Trustees are unpaid individuals who are mostly Parent/Carers who manage or run LPCF (some expenses are payable e.g. Travel.)
You do not necessarily require any skills as our Trustees go through a comprehensive induction process.
We would really appreciate interest from individuals who do have specific skills which would benefit LPCF e.g. organisation, event planning, legal, financial, organisation etc.
Being a Trustee will take up some of your time, especially if you become a Trustee Officer such as Treasurer. For most Trustees it is estimated we spend about one or two days per month on LPCF business.
Some do more and attend partner meetings and events etc. to promote our cause.
The role of a Trustee can be very rewarding and additional specialist training can be provided if required.
Trustees hold their meetings approximately 3-4 times per year plus the Annual General Meeting.
Have you got a specific talent or skill that you feel would help us ??
What Next??Have a read of what makes a good Trustee below.
Commitment to the mission of LPCF.
Willingness to meet the minimum time requirement.
Personal integrity, honesty, fairness.
A vision for LPCF's future.
Good, independent judgement.
Ability to think creatively.
Willingness to speak their mind.
Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of LPCF.
Good set of communication skills.