Notice of election
We’re holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May, find and three seats on the board will become vacant. This is written into the Rules of the Trust to make sure new people join the board regularly.
It’s good for the Trust to get new people involved with fresh ideas and enthusiasm, search so we’d like all our members to have a think about standing for the board.
In order to stand for the board, patient you must be a full member of the Trust (in other words, not a Junior member). You’ll also need two other members to nominate you.
There are plenty of positions on the board, and the first thing we do after the AGM is meet to decide who will take each one on.
After that, we meet each month as a board, and most board members also attend the monthly open meetings. If you don’t live in Chorley, you can still take part in the meetings using Skype. Attendance isn’t compulsory but we’ll expect you to attend the majority of meetings. Any commitment you want to make beyond that is up to you, and believe us, there is always plenty to be getting on with.
Board member roles
Here’s a list of the positions on the board, and a brief description of what each one involves. Please consider standing for the board, we need your help.
The public face of the Trust. Chairs meetings.
Sees that the Trust operates according to the Rules. The secretary need not sit on the Trust board.
Arranges meetings, takes notes and publishes them.
Looks after the books, manages the bank accounts and prepares the accounts for the yearly independent audit.
Keeps a register of members, collects subscriptions, organises membership benefits and tries to increase the number of members.
Stands in for the chair as required.
The main point of contact between the Trust and the football club. Attends football club board meetings.
Makes sure we have enough volunteers on matchdays and at events. Manages the Time Credits scheme.
Press and publications
Promotes the Trust. Maintains good relations with the press. Oversees all publicity and online presence.
Some board members don’t have a specific responsibility, but act as an extra pair of hands or bring spet knowledge of a useful area
We would be very interested in recruiting anyone with experience in fundraising, event organisation, volunteer work, the law, marketing and many other areas besides.