General Trustee

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General Trustee

We are looking for a talented, passionate individual to join the board as a Trustee.

Purpose: To help our charity reach the next stage of our journey, with the skills, knowledge and expertise to help drive the organisation forward, shaping our strategy for the future as we aim for outstanding performance in all that we do.
Commitment: Six Trustee meetings a year, plus some time outside of the meetings completing trustee duties.

Role and responsibilities

As a Trustee, the post-holder along with other Board members oversees the governance, strategy and performance of the charity and its associated operations.

Overall the core of the a Trustee’s responsibilities are to maintain an overview of the Charity’s position and of the conduct of its affairs such that they can and do give well grounded advice to the Board of Trustees and CEO.

Things we're looking for


  • Review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing, training and development and annual budgets and plans to the Trustee Board.
  • Actively contribute to policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluate performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives.
  • Ensure the Trustee Board monitors and reviews the performance of the company’s Chief Executive, rewards performance accordingly and identifies appropriate development opportunities.
  • Monitor the financial position of the charity and its operations within its means and objects, making sure that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management.
  • Monitor whether the service complies with its governing document and standards and if the needs of the beneficiaries are being met.
  • Ensure that constructive relationships based on candor, trust and mutual respect exist between Trustees and the Senior Management Team.


  • Ability to engage with young people in a respectful manner.
  • Understand the key values which underpin working with young people.
  • Demonstrable leadership expertise.
  • Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to speak your mind with tact and diplomacy.
  • Confidence in engaging with young people from all walks of life.
  • Carry out commitments and manage expectations of the young people you would represent.
  • Willing to get involved in things that are happening on the ground.
  • Commitment to, and willingness to work in accordance with, Hope’s principles, values and standards.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

For the role you will have a  proven, professional track record of leadership at the highest level. You will share our vision and aim to  take a leading  role  in our ambition to be recognised as an outstanding organisation. Ideally, you will have experience of corporate and charity governance and working with, or as part of, a Board.

General Trustee

Location: Herefordshire, UK

Hope Support Services
Overross House
Ross Park

How to apply

To apply, please download the application pack here: download the pack. Once you've had a look through and you feel ready, then come back to this page and use the form below to send in your application!.