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Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum + Voluntary
Job Type: Permanent
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Job Reference: BBBH26596
Added: 24 Nov 2021
Job Description
Acorn Executive Search is currently working in partnership with The Geraint Thomas Cycling Trust to appoint three new Trustees.

The Geraint Thomas Cycling Trust was launched in October 2021 and aims to support children from 7-18 years-old and has high ambitions to help children enjoy the sport of cycling. Over the next 10 years, the Geraint Thomas Trust wants to help 5000 children to experience the sport which has given Geraint so much.

Our vision is that 'every young person can get involved in cycling no matter what their background!'

The Trust is now looking to recruit three additional Trustees to support their work but is also interested if people wish to be involved in working groups as friends of the Trust

This is a voluntary position and meetings are either held at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, or virtually and initially you'll be required to attend one meeting per month.

As a trustee, you will be part of a board of Trustees who are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of an organisation, developing its aims, objectives, and goals in accordance with company guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines.

The trustees carry out business on behalf of the trust and you will help protect the wealth and assets of the organisation. You will as part of the Board be responsible for the assets and debts of the Trust.

Principal Accountabilities:

* Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
* Comply with the charity's governing document and the law
* Act in the charity's best interests
* Manage the charity's resources responsibly
* Act with reasonable care and skill
* Ensure the charity is accountable


* Ensuring that the organisation complies with Guidelines, legislation, and any other regulations.
* Making sure that the organisation pursues defined goals in line with its stated objectives.
* Maintaining the financial stability of the organisation through monitoring of the financial position and ensuring it operates within its means and that there are clear lines of accountability for financial management.
* Maintaining the good name of the organisation.
* Ensuring that the resources are used only to pursue legitimate objectives.
* Contributing to the strategic direction and supporting the development of policies, goals, and targets.
* Making sure that the administration of the organisation is carried out efficiently.

Knowledge Skill and Experience Required:

Each trustee must have:

* A commitment to the mission of the Geraint Thomas Cycling Trust
* A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement. (Anticipated to be around 10 hours a month initially then reducing to around 6 hours)
* Integrity
* Strategic vision
* Good, independent judgement
* An ability to think creatively.
* A willingness to speak their mind.
* An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
* An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of the organisation.
* Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities. An ability to apply awareness of diversity issues to all areas of work.

For these three appointments, we're interested in individuals that can cover one or more of the following areas:

* Charity or Trust experience
* Charity and company law
* Fundraising
* Welsh Language
* Grant management and evaluation
* Understanding experience of Safeguarding; GDPR; Risk management
* Communications and social media
* Partnership building
* Understanding of disadvantaged communities

To speak with someone at the Trust then please contact or the Chairman Adrian Coles - for an informal discussion.

To apply
Please provide an up-to-date CV and complete the application form hosted on our website before returning them back to

The closing date for expressions of interest Monday 13 December 5pm

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
Geraint Thomas Trust

Set-up in 2021, the Geraint Thomas Cycling Trust (GTCT) is here so that ‘Every Young Person can enjoy the spirit of cycling by participating in cycling regardless of their individual circumstances.’

The Trust is now moving into their next stage of development having officially launched earlier this year and are now looking to appoint an additional three Trustees to join their board.

Supporting documents 

Trustee Advert

Trustee Job Description 

Trustee Application Form 

Luke Robért
Specialist Recruitment Consultant
Luke is part of Acorn’s specialist & senior appointments team here in South Wales. He’s a secondary Welsh speaker who focuses on delivering retained & contingent recruitment solutions for our Executive, Non-Executive & Senior Appointment markets across the public and not-for-profit sectors.
07909 532423
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