Join Element as a Trustee

Element Trustee – Could it be you?

We are looking for people who are passionate about the advancement of young people, irrespective of their ability or capability, so that all young people may reach their full potential. Element Society is aiming to recruit at least 4 trustees.

What will you be doing?

Trustees will need to be able to engage with and actively contribute to the ongoing vision of the Charity in creative and strategic ways. This is vital to ensure the Charity has a stable future. Trustees will work with the rest of the board and members of staff to challenge decisions made by the Charity to ensure the organisation is the best it can be.

The charity is currently in a pivotal stage of mobilisation and wants to continue the positive growth it has seen in the past few years. This would enable trustees to be part of a truly special time at Element Society by ensuring the charity is the best it can be. Additionally, this would allow individuals to give back to the local community and help provide opportunities for young people who will shape the future.

What are we looking for?

  • A commitment to the organisation
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, 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
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership and Element Society’s values.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

What difference will you make?

Element Society is Sheffield Fastest growing youth Charity. In order to continue this growth, the Charity requires new trustees with focussed attitudes to governance and strategy. This will help develop the Charity with regard to the future to ensure the delivery of its services to the young people of Sheffield. This work is vital for raising the aspirations of young people, enabling them to become role models to their peers and assets to their community.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

The Charity is currently at a crucial time in its development and will really benefit from engaged individuals helping steer its strategic future. This is a great opportunity to gain skills from fellow trustees and develop skills by working as part of a team. Board meetings will allow individuals to exercise challenge and influence projects to ensure longevity. Ultimately, this will benefit the wider community will allow the Charity to continue working with young people with Special Educational Needs, newly arrived migrant and coordinate ongoing social action projects.

Before you apply

Apply by emailing our John Parkinson (john.p@elementsociety.co.uk) to request an application pack

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