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Closing Date: April 16, 2024
Reporting to: Board of Trustees
Salary: Voluntary Position (Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)
Hours: 4 board meetings per year, plus an AGM and events. Interaction via email, phone, MS Teams and Zoom will be required as appropriate. There is also an requirement to be a member of at least one of our committees who meet 4 times per year.
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Gordon Moody - Board Recruitment Pack March 2024

The closing date for this position is Tuesday 16th of April with interviews to be conducted on Tuesday 23rd of April.

Gordon Moody aims to ‘help people reclaim and rebuild their lives free from gambling addiction in a sustainable and inclusive way guided by our core values P.R.O.U.D’:
• Passionate – We are committed, enthusiastic, caring, and immensely proud of the difference we all make. Our mission shines through everyone.
• Respectful – We value everyone, see the best in them and ensure everyone has a voice and is heard.
• Open – We’re transparent and do what we say we’ll do. You can trust us and rely on us.
• United – We believe in collaboration over competition and freely share our knowledge and experience to help and empower others.
• Dynamic – We’re bold trailblazers, embrace and inspire change and actively seek out new or better ways of doing things.
The overall purpose of a trustee is to control the management and administration of GM.

You will be genuinely driven by the work of GM and able to display a commitment to our ethos, aims, and objectives. You will have the natural ability to operate at a strategic level and engage with a broad spectrum of people. Acting in an unpaid capacity, you will commit to giving the necessary time and effort to engage effectively with the work of GM.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of a Non-Executive Director is: –
• To set and maintain the vision, mission and values.
• To develop strategy, set overall policy, define goals set targets and evaluate performance against agreed targets.
• To ensure accountability.
• To approve employment procedures and respect the roles of staff/volunteers.
• To support the operational management of the organisation.
• To approve and monitor the implementation of internal policies, which must include equality and diversity as well as health and safety policies and grievance and disciplinary procedures.
• To ensure that risk assessments for all aspects of the business are carried out.
• To safeguard the good name and values of Gordon Moody.
• To maintain effective board performance and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity including funding, insurance and premises
• To promote Gordon Moody.
• To act in the best interests of the charity, never in the interests of yourself or another organisation.
• Sitting on appraisal, recruitment, disciplinary or grievance panels as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:
• Must have a personal commitment to the field of health and well-being.
• Able to work closely with the Chair, other Non-Executive Directors, the Chief Executive and the executive team, building positive working relationships in a constructive and consultative environment.
• Possess the skills to represent Gordon Moody at the highest level throughout the UK.

Skills and Experience:
The Non-Executive Director will need to possess the following attributes:
• Commitment to the organisation and its objectives.
• Strategic vision.
• Good, independent judgement.
• Willingness to speak their mind.
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Integrity, impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.

The Non-Executive Director must also fulfil the statutory role and duties of a Non-Executive Director as set out in Appendix A.

Appendix A: STATUTORY ROLE AND DUTIES OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
• To ensure that Gordon Moody complies with its governing document (i.e. its memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
• To ensure that Gordon Moody pursues its objects as defined in its governing document;
• To ensure that Gordon Moody applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are;
• To ensure major risks to which the charity is exposed are reviewed regularly and systems are established to mitigate these risks without the charity becoming risk averse;
• To contribute actively to the board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to Gordon Moody, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets;
• To safeguard the good name and values of Gordon Moody;
• To ensure the effective and efficient administration of Gordon Moody;
• To ensure the financial stability of Gordon Moody;
• To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds;
• To appoint the Chief Executive, monitor their performance and support them in that role.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each Non-Executive Director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.
This will involve:
• Scrutinising board papers.
• Leading discussions.
• Focusing on key issues.
• Providing guidance on new initiatives.
• Other issues in which the Non-Executive Director has special expertise.

General Duties of Non-Executive Directors under the Companies Act 2006;
1. Duty to act within powers.
2. Duty to promote the success of the company.
3. Duty to exercise independent judgement.
4. Duty to exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence.
5. Duty to avoid conflicts of interest.
6. Duty not to accept benefits from third parties.
7. Duty to declare interest in proposed transaction or arrangement.

A Non-Executive Director is required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the charity and must always bear the interests of (Your Organisation) in mind. Section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 disqualifies anyone who:
• Has been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is spent.
• Is an undischarged bankrupt.
• Has previously been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the court or the Charity Commissioners.
• Is under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, It is an offence to act as a charity trustee while disqualified unless the Charity Commission has given a waiver under section 72(4) of the Charities Act 1993.


APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Non-Executive Directors

If you are interested, please complete the online application form below OR submit a CV with a cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role and return it to recruitment@gordonmoody.org.uk.

 

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