The Family Haven is a highly regarded Gloucester-based charity which helps vulnerable parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive nursery and day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives. We are looking to strengthen the trustee board by recruiting new trustees who have an interest in out activities and experience of managmement. The trustee board meets one evening each month. The trustee duties are as folows:
*Ensure that TFH pursues its objects as defined in the Memorandum of Association and in accordance with the Mission statement.
*Ensure that TFH complies with its constitution, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
*Contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to TFH, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets. Safeguard the good name and values of TFH.
*Ensure the sustainability of TFH. Protect and manage the property of the charity and ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.
*Appoint the Managers, monitor their performances and decide the remuneration of employees.
*Appoint trustees to fill vacancies, appoint the Secretary, Chairman and Treasurer and other honorary officers, support their work and monitor their performance.
*Attend and participate in meetings of the Trustees, provide advice and guidance and any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Trustees to make sound decisions.
*Participate in other tasks that may arise from time to time such as interviewing prospective Trustees or staff or helping with fundraising.