Trustee role description

Ponthafren is a Registered Charity operating two centres in Powys. One in Newtown and one in Welshpool and an outreach in Llanidloes. Ponthafren’s aim is to provide a caring community, offering support to those in need and to promote positive mental health and well-being for all. Ponthafren provides a wrap around service that promotes positive mental health and implements the five ways to well-being. 

The statutory duties of a trustee

  1. Ensure that Ponthafren is carrying out the purposes for which it is set up, and no other purpose.
  2. Make sure that Ponthafren complies with its governing document, with charity law requirements and other laws that apply to Ponthafren.
  3. Act in Ponthafren’s best interests.
  4. Manage Ponthafren’s resources reasonably, responsibly and honestly.
  5. Act with reasonable care and skill.
  6. Ensure Ponthafren is accountable and complies with statutory accounting and reporting requirements.

Other duties

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on strategic issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

Trustee person specification

  • Commitment to Ponthafren
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to constructively challenge
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Time commitment 

The Board meets approximately once per month, currently this is done electronically. Contact by email and telephone are also used as necessary.

Next Steps

If you are interested in becoming a Ponthafren trustee and feel you have the necessary skills and experience please contact Susan Kilgour and attach your CV. Susan’s email address is [email protected]