Do you have what it takes to be a PACT trustee?

Pact are holding their annual general meeting on the 8th July. If you have any of the following skills then we need you.

  • Ability to manage time well
  • Experience in accounts/book keeping
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of governance

Please see the role description below and if you have the skills we are looking for then please contact the office on 01142724570 or email for an application form. Closing date 6th July.



Role description for Board Members

Each of our Board Members is jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and financial health, probity of its activities, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the Constitution, legal and regulatory guidelines.  All Board Members should be aware of and understand their individual and collective responsibilities and should not be overly reliant on one or more Members in any particular aspect of the governance of the charity.


  • Most people over 18 years of age can become trustees but a few are not eligible.
  • Some people are disqualified by law from acting as trustees, including anyone described in Section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993. This includes:
  • Anyone who has an unspent conviction for an offence involving deception or dishonesty;
  • Anyone who is an undischarged bankrupt;
  • Anyone who has been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the Court or the Commissioners for misconduct or mismanagement; and
  • Anyone under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

 Our main responsibilities are:

  • To promote the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure that the charity and its representatives function within all legal and regulatory requirements applicable, and in line with the Constitution, continually striving for best practice in governance.
  • To maintain the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity.
  • To take appropriate professional advice in all matters where there may be a material risk to the charity, or where the Members may be in breach of their duties.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear Strategic Planning.
  • To avoid any personal conflict of interest.
  • To manage and use the resources of the charity so as to optimise its potential.
  • To ensure robust systems are in place for internal financial control and protection of the charity’s funds and assets.
  • To undergo a thorough induction upon appointment, and ongoing training to remain alert to, and aware of, our duties and responsibilities, and of the environment in which we operate.
  • To achieve the purpose of the charity and to pursue the charitable objects, and provide public benefit.

Our main duties are:

  • Ensuring the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements and acts within the confines of the Constitution and in the furtherance of its charitable objects.
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries.
  • Promoting and developing the charity to help it grow and maintain its public benefit, recognising that there may be a situation when it is more appropriate to wind the charity up, where there is no longer a need for its services or because the charitable objects are no longer relevant to contemporary social situations.
  • Maintaining sound financial management and control of the charity’s resources.
  • Ensuring a fully effective and appropriate system for the recruitment, appointment and monitoring of the work and activities for the operational team.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance.
  • Maintaining absolute confidentiality about all aspects of trustees’ business. To attend PACT committee meetings on a regular basis, if unable to attend inform PACT Office at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
  • Not to miss three consecutive committee meetings unless in exceptional circumstances. Meetings currently take place at least bi-monthly and last approximately 1 ½ hours.
  • To contact PACT Office notifying of any agenda items for discussion at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
  • To attend cheque presentations and give short talks and thanks if requested to do so by PACT.
  • To contribute to the organisation of PACT functions in conjunction with other committee members.
  • To complete any other duties, this may be allocated during their term of office.
  • To ensure that any outgoing correspondence regarding PACT business is approved by PACT with the relevant copies forwarded to the PACT Office for their records.
  • The minimum term for a trustee to stand is one year i.e. until the next AGM.