Background

StreetGames launched in 2007 to take sport to the doorstep of young people living in the most disadvantaged communities. We form partnerships with community organisations, health agencies and community safety campaigns to change young lives and change disadvantaged neighbourhoods. We support a network of over 1000 community organisations across the UK.

StreetGames has an annual turnover of £6 million and a staff base of about 50 employees.



Person Specification

Trustees will be committed to transforming disadvantaged lives and communities through sport and will have:

 

  1. Senior strategic level experience from one or more of the following areas:
  • Strategic level knowledge of financial management (with a view to joining Finance Committee)
  • Governance (with a view to joining Audit Committee)
  • Fundraising (with a view to joining Fundraising Committee) or access to high net worth and influential individuals.
  • The value of sport in disadvantaged communities.
  • The national training and learning landscape.
  • Community safety policy.
  1. Attributes
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship, including a commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life.
  • A commitment to StreetGames and its values and ethics.
  • Sound, independent judgement, and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • A willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.


About the Board

Role of the Trustee

As a trustee of StreetGames, you will be responsible for developing and guiding the strategic direction of the organisation as well as ensuring the long term stability of the charity.  You will need to persuade, influence and communicate effectively with the rest of the board.

Key Responsibilities

  • To commit to the vision and values of StreetGames
  • To safeguard the good name and reputation of the organisation, and to act as an effective ambassador
  • To understand the issues and challenges faced by those affected in disadvantaged communities
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees through giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and priorities, setting targets and evaluating performance
  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation and its efficient administration
  • To act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Senior Management Team, offering both support and constructive challenge

Time Commitment & Remuneration

The charity has twelve trustees who meet as a full board four times per year. The main sub-committees: Finance; Fundraising and the Audit Committee, also meet four times per year. Usually, these meetings do not take the full day.

In addition, there is an expectation that trustees will become actively involved in the charity which will require attendance at fundraising and or key operational events.

Trustees are appointed for an initial period of 4 years but are eligible for election for one further term of office of 4 years.

Reasonable expenses will be met.



Applying for the role

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th September 2019

  • Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 10th October 2019
  • The successful applicant will be invited to attend the AGM in Manchester on Wednesday 16th October 2019

To apply to become a Trustee, please submit a CV and a covering letter to:

[email protected]

If you have any other questions or would like to request a telephone consultation with our Chair, John Cove, please contact the business support team on 0161 707 0782 or email:[email protected]

 

For more information about StreetGames you can download our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended March 2018 here