The duties of a Trustee are:

  • To assist other Trustees in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of First Steps ED as expressed through the business plan
  • To ensure First Steps ED pursues its aims and objectives as defined in the constitution
  • To ensure development and review of policies and practices
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation
  • To ensure the organisation complies with all charity commission requirements
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • To safeguard the reputation and values of First Steps ED.

In addition, the skills required are:

  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of First Steps ED
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • A Strategic vision
  • 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

Each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. Trustees have a duty to comply with the law on all occasions in accordance with the trust placed in them and in such a way as to preserve public confidence in First Steps ED.

Trustees are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public, funders and membership.

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