StreetGames UK Trustee
“…the sports charity that brings sport to the doorstep of young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK”
StreetGames was launched in 2007 to take sport to the doorstep of young people living in the most disadvantaged communities. StreetGames forms partnerships with community organisations, health agencies and community safety campaigns in order to change young lives and to change disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
Following a period of rapid growth, we now support a network of over 900 neighbourhood projects across the UK. In March 2015 we reached a cumulative participation rate of 2.9 million attendances.
StreetGames has an annual turnover of £6 million and a staff base of just under 50 employees.
The charity has twelve trustees who meet as a full board four times per year. The main sub-committees, Finance and Fundraising and the Audit Committee, also meet four times per year.
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Role of the Trustee
As a trustee of StreetGames, you will be responsible for developing and guiding the strategic direction of the organisation as well as ensuring the long term stability of the charity. You will need to persuade, influence and communicate effectively with the rest of the board as well as to speak for the organisation in a variety of settings.
StreetGames wants to recruit new trustees to fill these gaps in our skills and knowledge:
- A solid understanding of the value of sport in disadvantaged communities and of sport’s contribution to health and wellbeing.
- Particular understanding of BAME communities.
- Understanding concerns of home nations.
- To commit to the vision and values of StreetGames
- To safeguard the good name and reputation of the organisation, and to act as an effective ambassador
- To understand the issues and challenges faced by those affected in disadvantaged communities
- To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees through giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and priorities, setting targets and evaluating performance
- To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation and its efficient administration
- To act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Senior Management Team, offering both support and constructive challenge
- Senior strategic level experience from one or more of the following areas:
- Strategic level knowledge of finance (with a view to joining Finance Committee)
- Governance (with a view to joining Audit Committee)
- A solid understanding of the value of sport in disadvantaged communities.
- The national training and learning landscape.
- An understanding of community safety policy.
- Knowledge of marketing and corporate fundraising.
- Access to high net worth and influential individuals.
- Understanding of digital issues and possibilities.
- The skills to analyse strategies and draw out the implications and opportunities
- A commitment to StreetGames and its values and ethics
- A willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort Sound, independent judgement, and a willingness to speak your mind
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship
- To embrace Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
Time Commitment & Remuneration
Trustees will be required to attend meetings on approximately 4 days per year although usually the meetings will not take the full day. In addition, there is an expectation that Trustees will become actively involved in the charity which will require attendance at fundraising and or key operational events.
Trustees are appointed for an initial period of 4 years but are eligible for election for one further term of office of 4 years.
Reasonable expenses will be met.
The closing date for applications is Monday 9th April 2018 at 9am.
Submission of the following documents to Rebecca Ryan (contact details below) –
- StreetGames Chair, Amanda Sater, is available for telephone consultation.
- A suitable time will be arranged upon request.
- Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 19th April 2018.
- Successful applicant will be invited to the Board meeting on 5th July 2018.
Please contact Rebecca Ryan on 0161 707 0782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for more information.
For more information about StreetGames you can download our Strategic Framework for 2017-21 here, you can also download our Annual Report and signed Accounts for the year ended March 2017 here.
StreetGames is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee, volunteer or member receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
StreetGames is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
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