The Charity Commission is creating a list of approved Trustees who can be called on to provide assistance in a charity either on a short or long term basis - and is looking for interested parties to apply.
Under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008, the Commission has the power to appoint trustees to a charity where it is satisfied there is, or has been:
- misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of a Charity
- or it is necessary or desirable to act for the purpose of protecting the property of a charity or for its proper administration.
The Commission may also appoint a person to be a charity trustee where, for example:
- there are no charity trustees
- there is a single charity trustee and a need to appoint others for the proper administration of the charity.
To support the Commission in creating a list of approved trustees, the Commission is calling for applicants to contact them with expressions of interest. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of experience; however, previous experience at Board level would be advantageous. For further information visit www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/news/could-you-help-restore-good-governance-to-a-charity