Trustee Director

  • VO98443
  • Board/trustee role


Description

The main thing that we ask for is your time! This will be a combination of attending meetings (mostly in person) and events, along with some reading of reports and documents all of which revolve around providing oversight and governance of the company and its activities.

It adds up to a few days per month with most of the business conducted at our company HQ in the Bridge of Don. There are board meetings once a quarter then a variety of sub-committees that meet 3-4 times a year. The expectation is that you will be a member of at least one of the sub-committees which should align to your area of interest and/or expertise.

On appointment, you will be registered as a company director at Companies House and you will meet with our Managing Director who will provide a comprehensive induction and introduction to the company.

A full role profile will be provided once you apply, so for now the key things to know are:

*What your duty is as a trustee: Responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charitable company, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with company guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines.
Protect the wealth and assets of the organisation and be legally responsible for the assets and debts of the charitable company.

*Term of office: Three years(with the option of a further three years)

*Remuneration: None, but out of pocket expenses are paid (excludes attending routine meetings)

*Statutory responsibilities: Ensure the company complies with its constitution, articles of association and relevant legal, regulatory and governance frameworks.
Provide leadership and assist with setting the overall direction and strategy of the company.
Ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.
Monitoring the financial position and ensuring that the company operates within its means and that there are clear lines of accountability for financial management.
Act as guardian of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
Bring challenge and rigour to the business presented to the Board and its Committees and actively participate in the debate and discussion, offering expertise, advice and opinion as appropriate.
Fully meet the requirements of the trustee code of conduct Safeguard the good name and values of the charity.

Your key attributes will be your professional experience and expertise, having worked in commerce and business at a management level. Ideally your past or present career will align with one or more of the following key areas:
• Finance and accountancy • Property and asset management
• Human resource management •Marketing and commercial development* • Digital and technology* • Health, safety and environment* • Legal and governance • Architecture, capital projects and procurement • Sports administration • Change management • Charitable enterprises.
*denotes area of particular interest

A fantastic opportunity to make a difference for people, the community and sport in Aberdeen. For more information please contact Tess Murphy, Corporate Support Manager and PA to the Board of Directors at thmurphy@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Sport Aberdeen is a private limited company (Company Registration No 350981) and a registered charity with the Scottish Charity Register (Registered Charity No. SC040973). We deliver dynamic and innovative services across the city from a network of specialist venues, complemented by a range of cutting-edge sport, physical activity and health-related programmes within community settings.

Restrictions

Travel details: The Bridge [4thFloor] King’s Way Bridge of Don Aberdeen AB23 8BL It adds up to a few days per month with most of the business conducted at our company HQ in the Bridge of Don. There are board meetings once a quarter then a variety of sub-committees that meet 3-4 times a year. The expectation is that you will be a member of at least one of the sub-committees which should align to your area of interest and/or expertise.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any approved out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Volunteers/Trustees.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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