Becoming a Trustee

Working together at The Edridge Fund…

 

Become a Trustee – and make a difference

Can you help?

The Edridge Fund needs a new Chair of Trustees.

The current chair is due to resign from the post this year after five years on the Board of Trustees. We are looking for someone to volunteer particularly for the Chair’s role as it is a distinct one. If you’d like to help Edridge but don’t want to be involved in deciding on regular applications, this could be the role for you. As Chair the kind of thing you’d be involved in is:

• Chairing four Trustees meetings in London a year, plus one telephone conference if possible. The meetings are informal and fun, with all the preparation work undertaken by the very brilliant Secretary to the Trustees.

• Represent the Trustees at NAPO AGM and other meetings if required. The speech is not that daunting- honest! Most of the content comes from the annual report.

• Oversee the Edridge staff- three lovely, committed people who work a few hours each month for the Fund. You are there to support and advise them if they need it.

• Respond to any formal complaints about the Fund- a very rare occurrence.

• Support Trustees with decision making if they are stuck and unable to reach a decision

• Work with the Secretary and Business Officer to produce the annual report and make fundraising applications when required.

• Lots of other fun stuff

We hope this has wetted your appetite..

The Fund Board urgently needs a new Chair and won’t be able to continue without one, hence this appeal. If you would be interested and would like to talk about the role further, please contact Charlotte Dunkley on charlotte.dunkley@ntlworld.com to arrange a chat.

Thanks.


About the Edridge Fund

The Edridge Fund exists to provide money and support to people working in Probation and CAFCASS. We also support retired staff and dependants. We assist people at times of stress and financial crisis. This can mean cash to cope with an immediate problem, and support and advice from one of our representatives.

Why become a Trustee?

The Edridge Fund advertises Trustee vacancies on its website so please check back regularly or get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.Becoming a Trustee would enable you to make a positive difference to the lives of colleagues and former colleagues. Our Trustees find their role incredibly rewarding. You will have the opportunity to develop decision-making, communication and influencing skills.

What’s involved?

The Trustees meet in London from 11am to 4pm four times a year with expenses paid. There is also one teleconference per year. Trustees exchange emails regularly between meetings to reach decisions on applications. Approximately three or four hours a week commitment is needed, with wide flexibility on when this time is spent.

Time to act

If you would like to become a Trustee, please contact the Secretary to Trustees, Karen Monaghan, on edridge.secretary@gmail.com