Summary

TCAN are
looking for enthusiastic, pro-active individuals to join the Board of TCAN. We
are particularly interested in recruiting people who have experience of
fundraising or business development.

We arrange various events throughout
the year, including the Winter Festival and Christmas Light’s switch on.
Recently, we have organised ‘hustings’ for elections and an evening with the leader
of the opposition at the Scottish Parliament.

We are a community organisation and
strive to improve the lives of people living and working in Tollcross. To those
ends, we are working hard to open our Community Hub on a more regular basis,
with access to a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser, as part of our service.

If you join our board, you will have
the opportunity to be part of an exciting and growing organisation, with an
ability to influence and shape our future direction, to the betterment of the people
of Tollcross.

If you think you have the skills and experience to make a valuable contribution to our work please email contacttcan@gmail.com outlining how you think you could help us

DUTIES
& RESPONSIBILITIES

The
duties of a TCAN trustee are:

· To ensure that the organisation complies with
its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or
regulations.

·
To ensure that the organisation pursues its
objectives as defined in its governing document

·
To ensure the organisation applies its
resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation
must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own
objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are

·
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 safeguard the good name and values of the
organisation

·
To represent the company at functions and
meetings as appropriate

·
To declare any conflict of interest while
carrying out the duties of a trustee

·
To be collectively responsible for the actions
of the organisation and other trustees

·
To ensure the effective and efficient
administration of the organisation

·
To abide by the equal opportunities policy

·
To ensure the financial stability of the
organisation

·
To protect and manage the property of the
organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation’s funds

·
To make sure the organisation is properly
insured against all reasonable liabilities

·
To appoint and support the employees and
monitor their performance

In addition to the above statutory
duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific knowledge or
experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.

This will involve scrutinising board
papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and
guidance requested by the board on new initiatives, or other issues relevant to
the area of, the organisation’s work in which the trustee has special
expertise:

·
to attend meetings, and to read papers in
advance of meetings

·
to attend sub-committee meetings as
appropriate

·
to participate in other tasks as arise from
time to time, such as interviewing new staff/volunteers, helping with
fundraising

·
to keep informed about the activities of the
organisation and wider issues which affect its work

BOARD
MEMBER (TRUSTEE) SPECIFICIATION

Each
trustee must have:

·
integrity

·
a commitment to the organisation and its
objectives

·
an understanding and acceptance of the legal
duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

·
a willingness to devote the necessary time and
effort to their duties as a trustee

·
strategic vision

·
good, independent judgment

·
an ability to think creatively

·
willingness to speak their mind

·
an ability to work effectively as a member of
a team

The
board of Trustees are looking for a range of skills and experience, including,
but not limited to, the following areas:

·
setting targets, monitoring and evaluating
performance and programmes in commercial and non-profit organisations

·
financial management and fundraising

·
marketing and communications

·
campaigning

·
education and learning

The Trustee board seeks to maintain a
membership that has a wide-ranging level of experience so that the Board as a
whole has the skills and experience to draw upon in its governance and decision
making roles. At your first meeting, you will be given the contact details of
the other trustees in order that you may contact them independently. You will
also be able to gain an insight into the specific skills and experience
individual members have so that you can seek guidance from individual members
if required.

Note
that this is a ‘volunteer’ position and not a paid role.