- The important role of a Trustee is to ensure that Proud ‘N’ Diverse fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through its charitable activities and delivers on our vision, mission, and values.
- To ensure the charity complies with its constitution.
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
- Act with care and responsibility.
- To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- To provide support to LGBTQI+ people who may need that extra help in areas they may struggle with.
- Provide quality advice and guidance to all members of the LGBTQI+ community who access our services.
- Our mission is to make Leeds a safer space for LGBTQI+ people.
- Provide a quality service to the clients who attend our company for help and support.
- To give people a chance to expand their skills through volunteering at our company.
Qualities of a Trustee
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of Trusteeship.
- Commitment to the charity’s objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
- Strategic and forward-looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims.
- Good, independent judgement, political impartiality, and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
- Some experience of charity finance, charity fundraising.
- Prior experience of committee/trustee work.Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation.
- A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
- Experience of committee work.
The Board meets at least 6-12 times a year and the Chair is expected to be available 6-9 times in a year.
It is important that the Chair is available to relevant individuals on a regular basis.
In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually video call or by telephone – will be necessary.