New AGC Director

Role Title:              Director (Trustee)

Responsible to:     Chair

Contact details:

Closing date:         14.02.2024  


Association of Guernsey Charities

We are a membership organisation for over 300 local voluntary organisations ranging from smaller, purely voluntary organisations to larger LBG’s with over 30 staff who work across all areas of our community from the arts to animals and from conservation to equality. Our overall aim is to support and promote an effective voluntary sector in Guernsey. We provide practical resources, networking events and training for our members, represent the voice and interest of the third sector and promote volunteering and charitable giving to the wider island community. The AGC employs two parttime staff members who oversee the daily running of the charity.


The duties of a director/charity trustee are as follows.

·       Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy

·       Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (memorandum and articles of association), charity and company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations

·       Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public

·       Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets

·       Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation

·       Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place

·       Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation

·       Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds

·       Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal, and remuneration of its staff


Key Activities

In addition to the above statutory duties, each director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.  As a membership organisation, directors of the AGC are expected to be involved in the running of the organisation, often with specific responsibilities or engagements with members.


Person specification

·      A commitment to the organisation and to the voluntary sector in the Bailiwick.

·      A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

·      Strategic vision

·      Good, independent judgement

·      An ability to think creatively

·      A willingness to speak their mind

·      An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of being a director of a charity

·      An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

·       A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.


Time Commitment

Board meetings are held monthly (total of ten meetings per year) and there are a number of smaller and larger Members’ meetings throughout the year that board members should attend where possible. In addition to that board members are expected to assist with some aspects of the running of the charity which would often be their area off expertise. Time commitment as such s flexible and we try to accommodate for board members’ requirements.


Recruitment Process

Deadline 14th Feb 2024

Shortlisting by end of Feb

Interview in person by Interview Panel in March



Application should comprise a CV and a covering letter evidencing how you meet the person specification and any relevant skills you may have

Applications should be submitted to