Host Organisation: Age UK Cheshire

The Board of Trustees/Directors, including the Chair, are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal, and regulatory guidelines.

Opportunity Interests: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), Women
Type of Activity: Trusteeship
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering, Northwich
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE

Key responsibilities
• Provide leadership to the board and to ensure that trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper
governance of the charity
• Support, and where appropriate, challenge the CEO
• Ensure that the board as a whole works in partnership with executive staff.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Essential:
• Experience of being a trustee. [You do not need to have been a Chair before].
• A keen sense of strategic purpose.
• An inclusive leadership style: able to inspire and support everyone to participate on an equal footing.
• The ability to listen and engage effectively. You are comfortable with challenge and debate and are able to encourage that in others whilst fostering a collaborative board environment.
• Advocate - be able and willing to champion Age UK Cheshire’s work through personal networks, social media, and other channels.
• Be responsive [Things sometimes ‘come up’ that require the Chair to advise, support or give consent to. It is very helpful to have a Chair who is available and responsive.]

Essential qualities and attributes of all trustees:
• Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
• Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
• Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
• A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
• Willingness to lead according to the Charity’s values.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

45p per mile (car/van/motorbike users etc.)

What support is available for the volunteer?:

HR support
Senior Leadership (SLT) support
Trustee board members support

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Training relevant to the role will be provided. Support form the existing Chair will be avaialble whilst the new chair settles into role