Trustees, as voting members of the Board, are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, developing the Charity's aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its governing documents, legal and regulatory guidelines and monitoring its performance.
Main responsibilities of a Trustee
- To determine the overall direction and development of the Charity through good governance and clear strategic planning. To ensure the Charity and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework governing its activities. To maintain and develop the Charity’s standing in the communities it serves and reputation and influence.
Main duties of a Trustee
- To contribute actively to the Board's role in giving clear strategic direction to the Centre, setting overall policy objectives, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed objectives. To ensure that Mosaic 1898 complies with its governing documents, and also charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations. To ensure that appropriate arrangements (including a clear governance and management structure) are in place for Mosaic 1898 to deliver its objects. May involve appointing, supporting, monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the Mosaic 1898 Chief Executive. Maintain sound financial management of the charity's resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the Charity’s objects, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies. To ensure that the property of Mosaic 1898 is properly protected, managed and safeguarded. To safeguard the good name and values of Mosaic 1898 To maintain confidentiality, disclose any conflicts of interest and abide by the Centre's Trustees Code of Conduct.
In addition to the above main statutory duties, each Trustee should use any skills, knowledge or experience he/she may have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading on certain key issues, providing advice and guidance on matters which the Trustee has special expertise, etc.