We need an experienced and born leader to be the champion of Oxford Pride.
Voluntary unpaid, expenses only
What is a Trustee?
Trustees provide an essential and legal requirement for all charitable organisations. Trustees are recruited to take overall responsibility of the organisation, ensuring that the charity delivers its charitable aims and works within both recommended and legal guidelines.
There are a number of responsibilities involved in becoming a Trustee and as such you are advised to read the publications available from the Charity Commission (www.charitycommission.gov.uk).
The Board of Trustees is made up of professional persons, proprietors, senior managers and directors. The team is lead by the Chair and supported by the Treasurer. In total there are five Trustee positions within the board.
All Board of Trustees and Management Committee are volunteers and dedicate a lot of time throughout the year to ensure the day-to-day management of Oxford Pride. Both the Trustees and Management Committee oversee this activity, but only the Trustees are involved in strategic decision-making.
What will I be doing?
- Oversee all activities of the Group.
- Liaise with the Treasurer to forecast & budget all Oxford Pride events.
- Liaise with the Secretary to maintain records and membership responsibilities.
- Organise all General, Extraordinary and Annual General Meetings with the support of the Secretary. The Chair may appoint a Trustee of the charity to chair each of these meetings.
- Represent the charity externally within the local community in liaison with the Communications Officer.
- Should the Chair resign, an extraordinary general meeting shall be called as soon as possible to elect a replacement. Until the election has occurred, the Treasurer will act in place of the Chair.
- Be available (excluding illness or other exceptional circumstance) throughout the annual Pride event to answer any queries.
- Must attend all Board of Trustee Meetings unless unable to do so through illness, annual holiday or other suitable agreed reason.
- Manage and assist a team that is formed of Communications Officer, Community Officer and Creative Officer and Website Officer.
What do I need?
Ability to work to deadlines and knowledge of both Company and Charity Law however not essential.
- Meet new people
- Learn new skills
- Develop new interests
- Improve your self confidence
- Give back to the community
How do I apply for the role?
To stand for any vacant position you need to become a member of Oxford Pride. To become a member of Oxford Pride Group, please complete our membership form. At present our meetings are held online and members will be sent the joining instructions up to 24 hours prior to the meeting.
For this specific role only, you will need to complete an application form and we will be in touch.