Steamship Shieldhall Charity are seeking applications for a Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary.

To provide more information -

- Their organisation is classed as a small charity with income under £250,000 p.a.
- All Trustees, COO, fundraising and operations managers and crews are volunteers
- Their structure is based on a small size business organisation that operates a 65 year old working passenger ship
- There is no paid management team so the trustees are expected to be involved in matters such as the writing of policies, development of procedures and overseeing the commercial and operational management of the organisation
- The board recognises that having trustees with a variety of perspectives, experiences and skills can help to improve its effectiveness
- To fulfil the role as an effective trustee and contribute value to the charity, your enthusiasm and the ability to commit to onboard meetings every two months and support to committees and working groups are important.

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The Board sees attendance onboard as essential to ensure trustees can regularly meet with the volunteers. This is important as 25,000 hours of volunteer work is needed every year to run and maintain the ship. We have a Governance committee, Fund-raising Committee, Operations Committee and short term working groups for matters such as Learning and Development, Communications, Membership.

They are very interested to hear from anyone who would be interested in filling the specific roles of Honorary Treasurer or Honorary Secretary.  These positions will normally be members of the Board of Trustees and provide support to committees reporting to the Board.  The work offers opportunity to be a key member of the team that aims to keep our historic ship operating for a further 25 years.

All applications should be addressed to and must be received by 11th March 2021.


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