Send The Right Message (STRM)

Are you someone who is willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to this role. As a Trustee you can play a vital role in ensuring this small charity continues to grow and thrive.

Published On: 09/07/2024
About this opportunity from Send The Right Message (STRM)

Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that SEND The Right Message (STRM) achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that STRM  has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the executive team to enable STRM to grow and thrive, and through this, achieve our mission.

Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.  Specific Trustee roles for Chair, Vice Chair, and other specialisms are available.


·        Support and provide advice on STRM’s purpose, vision, goals and activities.

·        Approve operational strategies and policies, and monitor and evaluate their   implementation.

·        Oversee STRM’s financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.

·        Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.

·        Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.

·        Review and approve STRM’s financial statements.

·        Provide support and challenge to STRM’s CEO in the exercise of their delegated authority and affairs.

·        Keep abreast of changes in STRM’s operating environment.

·        Contribute to regular reviews of STRM’s own governance.

·        Attend Board meetings, adequately prepared to contribute to discussions.

·        Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect STRM’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third party interests.

·        Contribute to the broader promotion of STRM’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.

[As a small charity, there will be times when the trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, presenting externally, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.]

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board.

[You do not need previous governance experience – we will provide a full induction and training.]

Personal skills and qualities

·        Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.

·        Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.

·        Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.

·        A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

·        Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.

·        Willingness to lead according to our values .

Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership


Activity Types

Fundraising and Finance | Marketing and media | Trusteeship and Committee work


Disability | Families and Parenting | Mental Health


Evenings and weekends generally. Meetings are currently Monthly for 2 hours but Trustees are invited to undertake specific projects or have specific areas of responsibility, should they have the skills, time or abilities to do so. Meetings are at an address in Benfleet High Road.

Find out more

For more information about Send The Right Message (STRM) and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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