Trustee – Voluntary Post

Scope of the role:

In a nutshell, the Trustees support with strategic planning and decision making. They ensure that decisions are in the best interests of the beneficiaries and that there is good financial management and oversight. The Wirral Mencap Trustees meet with the Chief Executive monthly to discuss progress, challenges and to make key decisions.

The Charity Commission outlines 6 key duties of a Charity Trustee:

1. Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit

2. Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law

3. Act in the charity’s best interests

4. Manage the charity’s resources responsibly

5. Act with reasonable care and skill

6. Ensure the charity is accountable

We are seeking new Trustees to complement the skills and experience of our existing board members. Our existing Trustees have a wealth of relevant professional and personal experience but we recognise that there are a few areas where our knowledge could be enhanced. We are therefore interested in hearing from the following people:

  • Parents and carers (particularly of children and young people with a learning disability)
  • Legal Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Business Professionals

We are also interested in talking to people who feel they have other skills that could benefit a small but growing organisation that is looking to develop new and innovative approaches to serving the local community.

This post will be subject to financial checks and an enhanced DBS Certificate. Expenses will be available to cover reasonable travel/other costs.

For more information about this post please email or call 0151 666 1829 and ask to speak to Chloe Harvey.



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Phone: 0151 666 1829
Address: 42-44 Market Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 5BT

Registered Charity Number: 1153742