Become a trustee at The Limes
“Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, governance and development of The Limes.”
Are you interested in helping The Limes deliver services to young people in the community?
Do you want to give something back to your community? We need people with the skills and background to help us deliver our services the best we can.
Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, governance and development of the charity.
We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
We are particularly keen if you have skills and knowledge of:
- Social media and marketing
- Buildings and Operations
The main duties of The Limes trustees are to:
- Ensure that The Limes complies with its governing document (its Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensure that The Limes pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
- Contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving clear strategic direction to The Limes, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
In addition, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.
Board meetings are generally held six times a year, last approximately two hours and take place at The Limes, Walthamstow. Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings.
Trustees will also be asked to join/contribute to working groups in the following areas:
The role of trustee is voluntary and is not remunerated. Trustees can claim reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings.
Each trustee must have:
- A commitment to the mission of The Limes
- A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
- Strategic vision
- Good, independent judgement
- An ability to think creatively
- A willingness to speak their mind
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of The Limes.
Please contact us directly at email@example.com or give us a call on 020 8509 8985
The Limes is a great place for kids and young people in our community. I got to know The Limes through bringing my own kids to the toddler group and Sunday fun day.
From my job in a government department, I know how to manage projects, people and money. I hope I do use these skills as a trustee to make sure it continues to be a great place to play and participate.
Throughout my working life I have worked with children and families, and have always been involved in supporting children with special needs.
Becoming a trustee at the Limes has been an ideal opportunity for me to pursue my interest of working with children and young people and to contribute to a local voluntary organisation.
I worked for almost forty years, first as a teacher and then as an in house lawyer and company secretary. Having now retired, I would like to use some of the extra time I have and the skills I have acquired over a long and happy working life, to support this small and inspirational charity.