Trustee [20538]

A Listening Ear
Dumfries and Galloway
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE - Desirable but Not Essential •Previous experience as a Charity Trustee or similar role. •Experience or skills gained through employment or volunteering in Health/Social Care, Voluntary or other business sectors. •Lived Experience of isolation or loneliness. •Good listening and communication skills. •Basic Information Technology skills. •Good organisation and numeracy skills. •Ability to work as a team member. •Leadership skills. •A willingness to learn and/or improve any of the above.

A listening Ear provides a befriending service to people who are isolated or lonely, offering friendship, signposting, information and referral to other appropriate agencies. A Listening Ear is an open access service serving the communities of Dumfries and Galloway.

As a Charity Trustee you have an important and valuable role to play in governing our work, in accordance with the Constitution and Strategic Plan, and in consultation with our members and wider community.

Trustees will be responsible for overseeing the governance, effective management, strategic development and fulfilment of ALE’s vision and mission; ensuring compliance with the Constitution, contracts, charity policies and all relevant legislation; acting in the interests of ALE and promoting its success at all times.


•Ensuring that A Listening Ear complies with its governing document (Constitution), charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
•Ensuring that A Listening Ear pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
•Ensuring that A Listening Ear applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
•Ensuring the financial viability and sustainability of A Listening Ear
•Contributing actively to the Board of Trustees in setting policy, providing strategic direction and evaluating performance
•Safeguarding the good name and values of A Listening Ear
•Acting as an ambassador for A Listening Ear