Become a Trustee

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is currently seeking new trustees to join its Council of Trustees. Are you looking for a voluntary role that will suit your skills and expertise?  Could SFCS benefit from your knowledge, experience and contacts?

SFCS is currently looking for people to join their existing Council of Trustees who are enthusiastic and committed to making a difference to the lives of children in care.  We are especially keen to talk to those with skills and experience in Fundraising and Finance.

The Council of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that the charity and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the Society’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, continually striving for best practice in governance
  • Upholding the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in St Francis’ Children’s Society
  • Determining the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance, clear strategic planning and leading by example
  • Identifying and regularly reviewing the risks to which the Society is subject and take appropriate action to mitigate risks identified


Main duties include

  • Ensuring that the Society, as a charity and company limited by guarantee, complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, and acts within the confines of its governing document and in furtherance to organisational activities contained therein
  • Promoting and developing the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
  • Representing the Society at functions and meetings, developing an understanding of the work of the Society and the people it works with
  • Maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisations’ objects, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance


Full details regarding the role of Trustee can be found here.


If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee, please send your CV and some information about yourself to, marked for the attention of Alison Miller, CEO.

The Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers working with children to share this commitment. We apply recruitment and selection procedures which seek to ensure that no employee or volunteer is appointed who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable to work with them.