• Job Reference: July 2018
  • Date posted: 23 July 2018
  • Recruiter: Sands
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: This is an unpaid role, but expenses for travel may be paid
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Family Welfare, Health, Mental Health, Information Management & Services, Volunteer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

The role: Trustee
Time commitment: 1–2 days per month
Remuneration: The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed
Responsible to: The Board of Trustees, led by the Chair


As a member of the Board of Trustees you will:

• Provide strategic oversight and leadership, ensuring that Sands pursues its
stated objectives through its vision and mission
• Ensure that Sands operates in accordance with the principles of good
governance, complying with its Articles of Association, charity law, company law
and any other relevant legislation or regulations

• To work with internal and external stakeholders in pursuance of Sands’ aims
and objects, as defined in the Articles of Association, and to act in accordance
with Sands’ values and principles
• To contribute to the Board’s role in providing strategic direction for Sands;
setting an overall strategy, approving the business plan and budget, defining
goals and targets, evaluating performance, and taking appropriate action with
regard to risk management
• To ensure that Sands complies fully with all relevant legislation and regulations
including, but not limited to, company, charity, employment, and health and
safety law
• To ensure that Sands uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable
objects, with funds being used to best and most appropriate effect
• To safeguard the good name and values of Sands
• To ensure the financial stability of Sands, and to protect and manage the assets
of the charity ensuring the proper investment of its funds
• To ensure the effective and efficient administration of Sands, including having
appropriate policies and procedures in place

• To promote collaborative working and communication across the charity

• To be responsible for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and

• To promote collaborative working and communication across the charity
• To be responsible for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and
remuneration of the Chief Executive
• To attend and contribute to Board Meetings and Sub-Committees as
• In addition to the above statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific
skills, knowledge or experience, he or she has to help the Board of Trustees reach
sound decisions

Essential knowledge, skills and experiences
1. Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to Sands and its strategic
2. A commitment to the values and principles of Sands
3. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and
liabilities of trusteeship
4. An ability to analyse information; use good, independent judgment; and a
willingness to challenge constructively when necessary
5. An ability to work professionally and respectfully as a member of a team, making
collective decisions which support the vision and mission
6. A commitment to ongoing training and development
7. A commitment to equality and diversity
8. A willingness to devote the time and effort needed
9. A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity,
objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

As Sands evolves as an organisation it requires within its Board sufficient varying expertise
and experience in a wide range of areas. In particular, we are currently looking for Trustees
who can demonstrate knowledge and experience of at least one of the following:
• Financial management
• Income generation
• Legal/statutory framework knowledge of Charity Commission & Companies House
• Marketing & Public Relations

We also welcome relevant knowledge and experience which relates to either the work of
Sands or to the workings of the third sector.