Secretary

ROLE DETAILS

Middle Marches is a Community Land Trust owned and managed by local people to protect, conserve, restore and enhance our environment through the stewardship of land.

The Trust was incorporated as a Community Benefit Society on 25th June 2019. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and our registration number is 8143.

Trustees are expected to

  • Familiarise themselves with the Trust’s activities in support of its Objects
  • Support the aims and activities of the Trust and always make decisions in its interest
  • Be active in suggesting, promoting and evaluating project proposals for the Trust’s consideration and implementation
  • Respect the organisational values and policies of the Trust
  • Strive to attend and participate in all board meetings
  • Act responsibly within the law and the Trust’s Articles of Association in making decisions

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an individual with an interest in, and preferably experience of, acting as the secretary of a voluntary organisation. The role of the Secretary is to support the Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee. In summary, the Secretary is responsible for:

  • Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  • Maintaining effective records and administration
  • Upholding the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law etc. (where relevant)
  • Communication and correspondence

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association include “The Objects” (under Section A2), which can be found on page 6.

Please read these before applying to join the Board. 

Accountabilities

Trustees will be accountable to fellow trustees and the members of the Trust.

Time Commitment

In addition to attending meetings, Trustees are expected to read briefing documents in preparation for trustee meetings and assist with relevant matters between meetings.

The total time commitment needed would be around 50 hours a year. The role is unpaid, but all reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Term Duration

We are looking for individuals who can commit to our Board for 1 year in the first instance, unless unforeseen circumstances were to prevent this.

Our Policies

Trustees are expected to act in full compliance with all Middle Marches policies including our Privacy Policy.

We recommend reading the Charity Commission guidance “The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (C3).”

Trustee Liability

Trustee liability is limited.

Register your interest in the role

Address

Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ

Email Us

info@middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

Call Us

07497 142 485 (Jonathan)