Girlguiding North West England's trustees are all ex-officio appointments which are taken on when accepting any of the following voluntary roles: region chief commissioner, deputy or assistant region chief commissioner, chair of the finance and property committee and/or county commissioner. These appointments are made based on the skills and expertise of the individual and their commitment to the vision of the charity.
The region chief commissioner and her assistants are appointed by the chief guide for Girlguiding with the other trustee roles appointed by the region chief commissioner. The region chief commissioner is the chair of the board of trustees.
Our trustees are usually leaders with Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units and have a wide range of experience working with our young members, as well as managing adult volunteers. All 17 counties within Girlguiding North West England are represented.
The Role of our trustees:
- To set and maintain the vision, mission and values, and develop the strategy for the charity and ensure compliance with the governing document
- Establish and monitor policies
- Set up employment procedures
- Ensure accountability and maintain proper fiscal oversight
- Ensure compliance with the law
- Promote the charity
Our trustees form part of the Executive Committee which meets at least four times a year. At each meeting, the Executive Manager and lead volunteers for guiding development, adventure & challenge and PR report on progress against the targets of our strategic plan and how the money is being spent against the budgets the Trustees have agreed. The Executive Manager is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the performance of the staff.
Other people are and may be invited to attend the meetings (such as other lead volunteers, chair of our Express! committee (region youth forum) as well as other people from external organisations (for expertise, advice and guidance), but they do not have voting rights.
Day-to-day management of the charity is devolved to a number of sub-committees who all report back to the Trustee Board.
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