Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th April 2021


  • Advertised from 24th March 2021

Role

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are looking for new trustees to support our organisation to grow and develop.

DVVA is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (like charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee.

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Vision:

A socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people’s voices are heard and power and decision making is equally shared.

We will do this by:

  • Using an evidence-based approach to enable and assist individuals and communities to create positive and long-lasting change.
  • Promoting and supporting voluntary and community action to bring a positive change for all the people of Dundee.
  • Promoting and supporting volunteering to bring a positive change for all the people of Dundee.
  • Promoting good governance across third sector organisations in Dundee.

Board recruitment

The Board is currently made up of 7 members and meets every 2 months and is looking to recruit two new members.

We would particularly welcome those with skills or a background in a legal or corporate setting to fill one of our vacancies.

We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including women, people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.

Trustee role description

Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. The Chief Executive Officer is delegated responsibility for the operational running of the organisation.

Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation . It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law.

If things go wrong, it’s the trustees that will be called to account. They need to be aware of this and act in the best interests of the organisation and its beneficiaries, following all requirements of law and regulation. This is sometimes referred to as the need for ‘due diligence’.

To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions:

  • Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
  • Develop direction, strategy and planning.
  • Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work.
  • Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity,
  • including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
  • Establish systems for reporting and monitoring.
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the
  • governing document, external regulators and the law.
  • Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.

Other duties

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

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

Application notes

If you would like to find out more or have an informal chat with one of our existing board members, email recruitment@dvva.scot

To apply, please send your CV along with a short covering letter to recruitment@dvva.scot by 25th April 2021.