Candidate profile

Trustees are the stewards of our assets. They have collective responsibility for the governance of the organisation and for all decisions made by the board.

 

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Trustees set the strategic direction for the organisation, ensuring alignment to our values, and are responsible for setting organisational policy, defining goals, agreeing the financial plan, evaluating performance, and ensuring that strong relationships are maintained between the board and executive leaders. All trustees should bring a leadership mindset that embraces humility, a commitment to learning and being challenged and the ability to listen and respect.

As a Trustee, your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing our strategy and operations, to ensure they are up to the task of delivering our vision and mission. This includes overseeing our commitment to creating a people-centred culture in all our work.
  • Overseeing how we use our assets and resources, as well as ensuring that our financial controls and policies are fit for purpose, implemented, accessible, and reviewed regularly.
  • Establishing effective relationships with other trustees and the Executive Team, enabling both the organisation and the Board to reflect on how to improve their effectiveness, progress and learning.
  • Ensuring that we act within our powers, as laid out in our governing Trust Deed, as well as comply with all relevant legislation, including the Charities Act 2006.
  • Acting in the best interests of Tudor Trust’s mission, avoiding actual and/or potential conflicts of interest while maximising contribution and impact.
  • Embodying our values and holding yourself, the organisation and our Executive Team to account, while leading by example.
  • Building connections, influence and opportunity for Tudor Trust by championing us and our mission.

We anticipate a time commitment for Trustees of one day a month, and that this will be a hybrid model. This will include attending four full Board meetings a year and up to six committee and strategy meetings a year. However, candidates for the Chair role should note that we expect this to require a commitment of around five days a month.

As we renew the board in its entirety, we want to place importance on lived experience, learned experience and the experience of implementing change, furthering the purpose of the Trust. To fulfil these responsibilities we want all trustees to have the following competencies:

  • Willingness to be challenged and learn from this.
  • Humility and sensitivity.
  • A strong understanding of how power plays out in internal and external systems and relationships.

All trustees should therefore embody the following:

Intersectional Racial Justice:

  • Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion skills for organisational change and culture.
  • Knowledge and understanding of systemic injustice and power.
  • Knowledge and understanding of decolonisation and anti-racism.
  • Commitment to anti-oppressive approaches.

Community-Led:

  • A deep understanding of and commitment to accountability to communities and stakeholders.
  • Experience of grant strategies and inclusive community grant-making.

Transformational Change:

  • Creative, brave and visionary.
  • Experience of transformative organisational change.
  • Delivery of inclusive and strategic communications.