Interests

  • Advisory Services
  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Finance
  • Flexible Volunteer Role
  • Trusteeship, Committee Work

Who Are We?

Based in the heart of Henfield and part of the Adur Valley Scout District, we are one of the largest and most active Scout Groups in Sussex; every week over 120 young people aged 6-18 from Henfield and the surrounding area join us to experience everyday adventure and take part in our top quality Scouting programme.


The Role

The Trustee Board exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment.

Trustees must act collectively as charity trustees of the Scout Group, and in the best interests of its members to:

  • Comply with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Protect and maintain any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the Group.
  • Manage the Group finances.
  • Provide insurance for people, property and equipment.
  • Provide sufficient resources for Scouting to operate.


This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Supporting recruitment, other adult support, and fundraising activities.
  • Promote and support the development of Scouting in the local area.
  • Manage and implement the Safety Policy locally.
  • Ensure that a positive image of Scouting exists in the local community.
  • Appoint and manage the operation of any sub-committee, including appointing a Chair to lead the sub-committee.
  • Ensure that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the Group.
  • The opening, closure and amalgamation of Sections in the Group as necessary.


The Trustee Board must also:

  • Appoint Administrators, Advisers, and Co-opted Trustees.

  • Approve the Annual Report and Annual Accounts after their examination by an appropriate auditor, independent examiner or scrutineer.
  • Present the Annual Report and Annual Accounts to the Scout Council at the Annual General Meeting; file a copy with the District Trustee Board; and if a registered charity, to the appropriate charity regulator if the regulator’s rules require it. (See Rule 13.3)
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to appropriate Trustee Board business.
  • Where staff are employed, act as a responsible employer in accordance with Scouting’s values and relevant legislation.
  • Ensure line management responsibilities for employed staff are clearly established and communicated.


More information can be found here: https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-things-locally/trustee-boards/the-group-trustee-board/#

What skills do I need?

You need to be over the age of 18 to do this role.

Any previous experience of being a trustee, or on a committee is beneficial.

Any knowledge of Scouts is beneficial.

You will need to be willing to undergo a DBS check for this role.


Interests

  • Advisory Services
  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Finance
  • Flexible Volunteer Role
  • Trusteeship, Committee Work

Details

  • DBS Check Required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses Reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing Support
  • Suitable For Under 18s
  • Training Provided
  • Volunteer Induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers Covered By Insurance
  • Written Role Description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/11/2023

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

This is a flexible role. The Trustee manages their own time. The Trustee Board currently meets once a month.

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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