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PCA: Trustee – Bat For a Chance (Deadline – Oct 17)

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Link to Apply: https://www.thepca.co.uk/job/trustee-bat-for-a-chance/

Job Details

Salary: N/A
Closing Date: 17 October 2021
Contact Name: William Gaffney
Email: will@batforachance.org.uk
Telephone: 07921 512 957
Club/Company: Bat For a Chance
Website: www.batforachance.org.uk

Executive summary: “Bringing smiles to kids less fortunate than us through cricket.” That’s the
simple ethos of Bat For A Chance, a cricket charity set up by 16-year old schoolboy, Will
Gaffney.

Will enjoyed a cricket tour to Sri Lanka in 2016 where he witnessed first-hand the impact of
cricket on underprivileged children. Inspired to make a difference, the teenager established Bat
For A Chance, with the aim of using kit donations and coaching support to improve community
cricket around the globe.

“I was fortunate enough to play in some amazing places and also in the middle of nowhere on a
coconut mat in Kandy,” Will explains. “There was a real lack of kit and reflecting on the tour a
couple of year later, I sent out some emails and that’s how we came about.”

In under two years, the charity has sent kit to communities in four different continents, including
partnering with the MCC Foundation to send softball kits to refugees in Lebanon, kitting out the
Sierra Leone national team and providing a young Afghan refugee in the UK with his first set of
hard ball pads.

Now, after partnering with Sri Lankan charity Foundation of Goodness, Bat For A Chance is
helping the very communities who inspired its inception and in partnership with MCC
Foundation.

We are currently looking to expand our team brining in 3 new trustees ! We are looking for
people who tick 1 or more of the following boxes :

  • The world of fundraising / securing funding
  • Cricketing businessmen ( those working in the cricketing space)
  • Ex and current cricketers
  • All round charitable heads!

Trustee Role Purpose

As a trustee, you will be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of an
organisation, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the charities
constitution.

Trustees will be involved with various projects we support and run, helping us to scale up our
work and developing a relationship with Will Gaffney our founder.

The trustees will carry out business on behalf of the charity. In your role, as a trustee, you will
help to protect assets of the organisation.

Trustee Responsibilities

Depending on the situation, a trustee can have a range of responsibilities. These responsibilities
include:

  • Ensuring that the charity complies with the appropriate guidelines, legislation and
    regulations
  • Making sure that an organisation pursues defined goals in line with its stated objectives.
  • Monitoring the financial position and ensuring that it operates within its means and that
    there are clear lines of accountability for financial management
  • Ensuring that the resources of an organisation are used only to pursue legitimate
    objectives.
  • Contributing to the board of trustees’ role of providing strategic direction and supporting
    the development of policies, goals and targets.
  • Maintaining the good name of the organisation.
  • Making sure that the administration of the charity is carried out efficiently.
  • Ensuring the financial stability of an organisation.
  • Scrutinising board papers and other communications.
  • Leading discussions and providing guidance on new initiatives, particularly in areas
    where the Trustee has specific skills, knowledge or expertise
  • Regularly attending and taking a full part in meetings

Skills and qualifications

  • Commitment to the goals and aims of the charity.
  • Dedication to the role and a willingness to devote the required time.
  • The ability to make good independent judgements.
  • Being able to think creatively.
  • Understanding the importance of carrying out required legal duties.
  • Proven strategic abilities that can be used to create effective plans.
  • Strength of character coupled with the ability to voice concerns and opinions.
  • Proven experience working as a member of successful teams.
  • Integrity and objectivity which can be applied to all aspects of the role.

If this is something that is of interest please do not hesitate to get in touch via email, WhatsApp or call or 07921 512 957.

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