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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 020 8509 8985
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
I have always worked with public and community focused organisationsand stared my career in a similar organisation to the Limes. I hope I can use my experience to support the Limes to be sustainable in order to continue all its fantastic work..
I wanted to get involved with the Limes because after becoming a mother I understood the importance of providing children and young people the opportunity and space to realise their potential.
I have managed property for over 20 years and I have been responsible for all sorts of buildings all over the world. In becoming a trustee I hope I can contribute my professional expertise to help the Limes maintain and secure the future of its buildings.