The ETA trust is the charitable arm of the ETA and as a trustee, you will be helping to further our strategic aims.
We are looking for trustees who are in a position to bring their knowledge and experience to the trust; this could be in a number of fields: transport or environment; or government, NGOs or companies, campaign groups: or, fund raising, media or communications.
The main responsibilities include: taking part in formulating and reviewing the strategic aims of the organisation, including setting overall policy; defining goals; setting targets; evaluating of performance agreed targets; and, ensuring that the ETA Trust complies with its constitution, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Trustees are expected to attend all four full board meetings per year. You will need to be able to commit to a small number of related work and meetings, along with organisational events. Trustees have a standard term of three years which is renewable once.
About the ETA Trust
We want Britain to be a place where:
- the transport network is safe, of high quality and its traffic flows freely
- the streets enable children to walk and cycle without fear of being run down by cars
- access to everyday facilities – shops, schools and workspaces – is easy without having to use a car
- there are zero pollutants from transport: this includes climate change gases; noxious gases; noise; and, run-off
- zero taxes on transport per se and no need for national government expenditure on the transport network
- upmost consideration of the built environment and animal and plant life
Summary of responsibilities
- to be satisfied on the financial health of the charity.
- to ensure the charity has strategic direction;
- to support the chief executive by any constructive means available;
- in order to inform the above activities, to devote time to reading and thinking about the monthly reports and mailings and other information from the ETA – around half a day a month.
- to commit oneself to attending all board meetings except when prevented by force majeure (meetings are held every quarter (April, July, October and January) at 11:00 on the fourth Monday in the month. These dates are confirmed a year in advance). In the intervening months there is a teleconference on the same day and at the same time.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage legislation. See http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/
TheNationalMinimumWage/index.htm for more information about National Minimum Wage.
In May 2012 the House of Commons Library revised their Standard Note ‘National Minimum Wage and Volunteers’ and it can be seen here: www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN00697