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Veterans' Transition Review
A report that examines the transition of service personnel into civilian life was published by Lord Ashcroft on 11th February. In the report, he looks into the operation of service charities and how they are aligned to the armed forces covenant. Lord Ashcroft also considered the policies and provision for service leavers in areas including education, training, employment, health, housing, welfare, finance and information.
Veterans Council fully supports this report and welcomes Lord Ashcroft's views. You can read the Veterans' Transition Review here.
The Veterans Council are looking for someone to take the position of Secretary to the Board of Trustees.
The role of Secretary to the Board of Trustees
- The Secretary to the Board of Trustees
- Make certain the charity realises its purpose, aims and objectives.
- Custodian of the governing documents, and ensure that all meetings, Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings are run effectively and in accordance with the governing document.
- Ensure all relevant papers are available and distributed on time to the Trustees for all board meetings and any other occasion.
- Help prepare agendas, take minutes of meetings, prepare and issue draft minutes to the board.
- Complete financial reports and annual accounts in partnership with CEO for internal and external audit.
- Ensure minutes are signed by the Chair once they have been approved.
- Check that trustees and staff have carried out actions agreed at previous meetings.
- As well as a thorough knowledge of the governing document, the secretary should have a good awareness of Charities Commission and Company Law.
- Ensure all official Board documents and records are duly maintained.
- Ensures all records are maintained with the Charity Commission and other regulatory organisations.
The successful applicant will possess:
- Experience of administration duties and governance.
- Confidence when corresponding with all stakeholders
- Dedication and commitment to working with the Armed Forces Community
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Excellent communication skills
If selected we would ask you to commit to 1-2 days per month, with ad-hoc time prior to Annual General Meetings.
This is an unpaid role, but reasonable expenses will be paid.
If you would like more information, please click this link.
Veterans Council are searching for an organisation from the private, public or the independent sector to sponsor our Armed Forces Day Emblem.
Our Armed Forces Day emblem (see right of article) is a wonderful acknowledgement of the UKs Armed Forces Community and the irreplaceable service they have given, and continue to give to the Nation, and the unlimited sacrifices they make every day.
Armed Forces Community Directory (Under Construction)
This website is an electronic database of assured organisations within the North West of England that offer their services to the Armed Forces Community.
Armed Forces Day
This year's Armed Forces Day falls on Saturday 28th June. It is a special day where we in the UK honour those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.
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