Trustees

Our Board of Trustees:

  • Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • Ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • Protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • Appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance, if the organisation employs staff.

Other duties
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.
This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

The farm encourages Trustees to get involved in the farm’s work and aims to link Trustees to key areas that they have a special interest in, for example:

  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Education& Training
  • Volunteering
  • Animals
  • Play Work
  • Local interest
  • Marketing & fundraising
  • Personnel
  • Project management
  • Strategic Planning

There are no current trustees roles available, however for other staff vacancies please click here