What is Governance?
As a charity, Home-Start Newcastle Borough is governed by a trustee board that takes
overall responsibility for its work. Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’
role in that.
Who are the Trustees?
Our Board of Trustees is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise to help manage the scheme. The main requirements for our board members are that they have a commitment to the scheme, dedication and an interest in being part of the team.
What do they do?
Their responsibilities include implementing robust financial management strategies to help the continued running of the scheme, ensuring that we are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements and that we operate within the guidelines and framework set out by our national organisation, Home-Start UK. They also help to shape and drive our strategic direction, to promote the services that we offer which will assure the long term viability of the scheme.
How can I become a Trustee?
You do not need to have any specific skills to become a member of our board however if you do have business acumen, experience of financial management, marketing and promotion, fundraising and personnel then these are advantageous.
If you do not possess any of these skills but are passionate about supporting Home-Start in helping local families and understand the demands of modern day parenting then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Trustees have an induction period to familiarise themselves with the scheme and to see how their skills can fit into the needs of the organisation. They are also offered ongoing training opportunities within the organisation to support their roles.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Trustee for Home-Start Newcastle Borough please click here to contact us.