Become A Trustee

This is a voluntary position on the charities board of trustees. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the affairs of the branch to ensure a sustainable and growing organisation able to promote and provide animal welfare within the branch area.

This is a voluntary position on the charities board of trustees. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the affairs of the branch to ensure a sustainable and growing organisation able to promote and provide animal welfare within the branch area.

Key activities To be familiar with and support the aims and policies of the RSPCA. To be familiar with the branch rules and follow them at all times.
To work with your fellow trustees and branch officers and jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the branch and the RSPCA. Ensure the branch meets all the minimum animal welfare standards (MAWS). Where they are not met, work with national RSPCA staff to meet the standard as soon as practicable. In conjunction with your fellow trustees and BSS write, adopt, monitor & review a branch development plan setting out the short and long term aims of your branch. To actively participate in branch committee meetings and to attend the branch annual general meeting and regional conference. To be aware of the outcome of regional board meetings and support regional initiatives. To attend the trustee training course. To actively promote and advertise the society in an ongoing programme to recruit new branch trustees and volunteers. To welcome new trustees and volunteers to the branch.

Times & preferred duration of commitment As a minimum, trustees would be expected to attend a monthly committee meeting lasting 2 to 3 hours. However, the commitment may vary dependent on whether or not the trustee takes on additional duties such as the role of chairman, treasurer or secretary. Trustees are elected for a 12 month term each year or can be co-opted on to the board (max 3 per year) outside of this annual election process. For further information on the branch and for an application form. Please visit our web site www.stubbingtonark.org.uk

**We are particularly keen to welcome applications from people with a background in or knowledge of any of the following areas; Marketing, Animal Welfare, Veterinary, Fundraising, HR, Training, Customer Service. That will be willing to direct and support the branch using their skills, experience and knowledge in these specialist areas. **

New RSPCA trustees are provided with a document “Guidance for Branch Trustees” and asked to attend a training course which provides information and guidance about a trustee’s role and responsibilities. Ongoing support is also provided by regional and national RSPCA staff in addition to any additional training provided by the relevant branch.

For an application form please email equiries@rspca-solent.org.uk

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