Providing leadership for the board of trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy of the organisation; planning the annual cycle of board meetings and set the agendas; chairing and facilitating the board meetings; giving directions to board policy making;
monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented; representing the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions; acting as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate; protect and manage the property of the organisation; attend meetings and read papers in advance of meetings; attend sub-committee meetings as appropriate; participate in other tasks as they arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising; keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work.
The treasurer plays a vital role in ensuring Headway Borders remains financially stable and maintains the longevity of the group. Headway Borders delivers vital support to those with brain injury, their families and carers.
Duties include overseeing, and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements for approval. Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs. Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy. The preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board. Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place. Monitoring the organisation's investment activity and ensuring its consistency with the organisation's policies and legal responsibilities. Ensuring the organisation's compliance with legislation. Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders.