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Trustees - Cogges Heritage Trust (Treasurer and HR)

  • Location: Witney
  • Salary: Voluntary roles
  • Job Type:Trustee

Posted 8 months ago

We are working in partnership with Cogges Heritage Trust, the charity which cares for and runs Cogges Manor Farm, a unique historic site in Witney, West Oxfordshire. The charity’s purpose is to preserve, protect, develop and improve the archaeological, historical, architectural and environmental heritage of the site of Cogges Manor Farm and associated land for the benefit of the people of the County of Oxfordshire and the wider members of the public.

Cogges Heritage Trust is now seeking to appoint a Treasurer and an HR Trustee to its well-established Board of Trustees, some of whom will be retiring during the next 12 months.The Board provide collective governance leadership of the organisation in support of its charitable objects. Trustees will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the organisation and overall policy, defining goals, establishing targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

They are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are eager to be part of the next exciting phase of Cogges’ development.You will share their passion for making the Farm relevant and rewarding to a wide range of audiences, and be willing to challenge and bring fresh thinking, new ideas and entrepreneurial qualities to enable Cogges to get better and better.

The new Trustees should:

·         Be a qualified Accountant, ideally with knowledge of charity SORP and charity governance who will lead the Finance & Audit committee and be responsible for the overall financial direction of the charity

·         Be a Human Resources professional who brings the expertise to be able to chair the People & Legal Committee when the current incumbent steps down in 2022.

The Trustees should be able to commit themselves to six Board and a minimum of six sub-Committee meetings per annum.Board members will serve on a voluntary basis (although reasonable expenses will be paid if required).

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

These unremunerated roles are open to all who meet the essential criteria. Applications should include your CV and supporting statement.

For more information, please call on 01962 813300 or email quoting reference JO2921.

Closing date for applications: 28 November 2021, however please do apply without delay as we are interested to speak to candidates sooner rather than later

Interview date with Charity: 3 December 2021

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