This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in an engaging, decision making role in a charity that inspires and empowers young disabled adults to live fulfilling, independent lives – promoting personal development through the arts.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Orpheus, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. For all trustee roles, the following responsibilities and duties apply.

Main responsibilities

  • Ensuring that Orpheus and its representative’s function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sectors in which it operates and in line with the governing document.
  • Striving continually for best practice in governance, so as to inspire public confidence and trust in the charity.
  • Determining the overall direction and development of the charity through clear strategic planning.

Main Duties

  • Ensuring that Orpheus complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, and pursues its charitable objects as defined in the governing document.
  • Acting at all times in the best interests of Orpheus, its beneficiaries and its future beneficiaries.
  • Promoting and developing the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to young disabled adults.
  • Ensuring sound management of Orpheus’ resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with its objects.
  • Ensuring that Orpheus is accountable and is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.

The role of the Learning and Care Committee Chair includes but also goes beyond the role of other Trustees. So in addition to your duties as a Trustee, you will take a leadership role in ensuring that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the Orpheus Centre in relation to Learning and Care. You will also work closely with the Chief Executive, Principal and Head of Care to support them in achieving the aims of the Orpheus Centre in the areas of Learning and Care, and will act as the channel of communication between the committee and the Board.

You will lead the committee, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for good governance, and will work in partnership with the Principal and Head of Care, helping them to achieve the department’s aims.

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