BPV Trustee Vacancy x 4 Roles 2024/25
Appointment of New BPV Trustees for 2023/24 (x 4)
We have recently become independent after serving over twelve years as the DfE appointed SEND parent/carer forum for Bromley, although we are no longer a part of the NNPCF our original aims of empowering and supporting parents & carers remains the same. Therefore, we are now seeking new trustees to serve on our Board to set the strategic direction of the charity, support the management of our financial resources, operations and structure, monitor our performance and establish ways we can widen our reach and improve BPV during these challenging times.
We aim to have a diverse board of trustees that reflects the needs of those we support. We welcome approaches from people of different ages, physical ability, sexual orientation, race, sex and religious belief who are parents or carers/ or family members of children & young people of 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) living in Bromley. We are excited about this new part of our journey and hope that our newly appointed trustees can bring energy, vision and experience to our established board of trustees and the wider organisation.
Trustees Duties and Responsibilities
As a trustee you will be responsible for ensuring that the charity follows their aims in acting as a ‘voice’ in supporting parent/carers and their children/young people with special/additional needs and/or a disability.
Trustees lead the charity and decide how it is run. They have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Please refer to the Charity Commission guidance for Trustees: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-commission-guidance
Trustees are appointed for terms of ONE YEAR by a resolution at a Trustee Meeting:
- Trustees are re-elected at an Annual General Meeting
- Trustees will commit to the agreed meeting schedule, likely to be monthly or bi-monthly and currently remote
- A Trustee who has not attended three meetings consecutively without giving apologies will be asked to stand down
- Trustees will read and abide to the Trustee Code of Conduct (a copy can be requested)
- Trustees will agree to sign the Charity Commission Trustee Declaration Form
- Trustees agree to their name, address and date of birth being uploaded to the Bromley Parent Voice Charity Commission on-line account
- Trustees will work within the guidelines of the Bromley Parent Voice Constitution
- Trustees will abide by the Bromley Parent Voice Policies and Procedures
- Trustees will agree to annually review and update the Bromley Parent Voice Policies and Procedures to ensure they meet all charity legal requirements and responsibilities
- Trustees will agree to a DBS check
Charity Commission Trustee Guidelines
The role is voluntary and unpaid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Eligibility for Trusteeship
There are certain restrictions on who cannot serve as a charity trustee. For example, you cannot be under the age of 18 years; previously been removed from the trusteeship of a charity by a court or Charity Commission, disqualified under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. More information is available on the Charity Commission Website at: http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk
Potential Conflicts of Interest
Please indicate any considerations which could give rise to potential conflicts of interest. These could include the following:
membership of the Board of another local charity, a relationship to a member of staff or senior officer of London Borough of Bromley.
Please provide two references as they will be taken up prior to appointment.
All successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check upon appointment.
What to do next?
Please complete the Trustee Expression of Interest form and submit or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email acknowledgement and a member form the BPV team will be in contact with you.
All Expression of Interests will be reviewed by the current Board of Trustees who are the voting members for the Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
Deadline: Ongoing recruitment