Once accepted, Trustees serve an initial 3-year term which can be renewed twice (maximum 9 years) – however there is no official minimum time limit and Trustees can step down at any point as necessary.
All Trustee roles are unpaid. We support expenses to cover travel, childcare and access costs, and aim to hold meetings at times that can accommodate our Trustees’ work, family and personal circumstances. Recently our meetings have been held after 4pm on a Monday but time and day is flexible and will likely vary as we bring in more Trustees.
NewBridge is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a staff team who oversee day-to-day operations.
The Board steer the governance of NewBridge, ensuring it operates within its agreed aims, objectives and values. Trustees meet at quarterly Board meetings where they review operations and progress through written reports, management accounts and organisational risk register, annually reviewing policies and business plan. Trustees also actively engage both collectively and individually outside of board meetings, supporting the staff team 1-to-1 and through sub-groups.
Even though many duties are delegated to staff, the Board must make clear decisions about such delegation; the ultimate responsibility for every aspect of the Company’s operation lies with the Board of Trustees. It is therefore important that all Board Members ensure that they understand the history of The NewBridge Project and its current situation and keep abreast of other issues that might affect the company.