Trustee for Oasis Project

Oasis Project

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We give hope to people affected by drugs and alcohol.

We help women, children and families find the strength and opportunities to make choices that lead to change. Not just for themselves, but for their families, their friends, and their communities. For all of us.

The Board are now seeking to recruit a new Trustee to support the continued ambition and growth of the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from:

• People with lived experience of adult recovery

• People with experience in Safeguarding: Child safeguarding/Adult safeguarding.

This is a voluntary (unpaid) role, requiring you to attend a minimum of 5 meetings a year and contribute between meetings (usually around ½ day a month). We can pay travel and reasonable expenses. The meetings usually take place outside of working hours, weekday evenings.

Please apply by 5pm on Monday 8th April 2024.


Skills

• A commitment to the vision, values, aims and objectives of Oasis Project and to promoting the interests of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

• A willingness to devote time and effort to the work of the Board and the capacity to (prepare for and) attend regular meetings and contribute to the work in between meetings, e.g. via email.

• The ability to exercise sound and independent judgement while working effectively as a member of a team.

• To be over the age 16 or over.

• A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and an appreciation of the personal implications.

• A demonstrable commitment to the seven principles outlined in the charity code: organisational purpose, leadership, integrity, decision making/risk/control, board effectiveness, diversity, openness & accountability.


Benefits

As a member of the Board of Trustees:

  • Set and maintain the vision and values of Oasis Project;
  • Develop direction, strategy and planning and ensure there is suitable structure and resources in place;
  • Approve policies and procedures to govern organisational activity;
  • Establish and maintain systems for reporting and monitoring;
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law;
  • Ensure that the finance affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported;
  • Remain an enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable and active trustee;
  • Attend and contribute at board meetings and sub-group meetings as necessary on a regular basis and attend the annual AGM meeting. (Board meetings are bi-monthly). 

Practical Considerations

Meetings

Management Committee meetings take place every 2 months, in Brighton (city centre). The dates for our 2024 meetings are:

 

Tuesday 21st May                              Tuesday 16th July                             Tuesday 17th September

Tuesday 19th November                 Tuesday 21st January (2025)

 

Sub-committees also usually meet every 2 months but can sometimes be more ad-hoc.

 

The time and location of meetings may change as the location and availability of trustee’s changes over time. Trustees may also hold an away day. 

When do I need to be available?

Details Meetings Management Committee meetings take place every 2 months, in Brighton (city centre). The dates for our 2024 meetings are: Tuesday 21st May Tuesday 16th July Tuesday 17th September Tuesday 19th November Tuesday 21st January (2025) Sub-committees also usually meet every 2 months but can sometimes be more ad-hoc. The time and location of meetings may change as the location and availability of trustee’s changes over time. Trustees may also hold an away day.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training