Trustee Roles

Join our Board of Trustees

We are looking for a volunteer to join us as a trustee and sit on the board with 4-5 other trustees. 

We are also looking for a volunteer to join us as a trustee and treasurer, who can oversee the financial operation of our charity, provide strategic direction, and help us to achieve financial sustainability

We would welcome applications from anyone with a passion for their local community and animal welfare. Potential applicants with experience in HR are particularly encouraged to apply. 

As a local charity we would ideally be looking for candidates who are local to the Sheffield area, although applications from further afield will be considered, for the right candidate.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals and their humans. 

A few more details

For more information on becoming a Charity Trustee, and to ensure it’s the right decision for you, we recommend visiting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved

Available Roles

The Sheffield Cats Shelter Trustee

Our trustees lend their professional skills to our charity to help us work towards our goal of relieving and preventing the suffering and distress amongst cats in need of care and attention and to promote the welfare of cats. 

 What will you be doing?

Trustees are volunteers who use their skills to direct how a charity is managed and run, to enable it to meet its charitable purpose. The core trustee role is outlined below. 

 Core Trustee Role:

  • To be familiar with and support the aims and policies of the shelter.
  • To work in conjunction with your fellow trustees and the charity to jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the charity. 
  • To actively participate in regular board meetings every 6 weeks and to attend the annual general meeting. 
  • To act at all times as a good ambassador for the charity.

 Time commitment

  • For the core role, the time commitment is 2 hours every 6 weeks to attend board meetings at the Sheffield Cats Shelter. Our board meetings usually take place on a Tuesday evening 6pm-8pm, but this is flexible and open to rearrangement to suit the trustees. 
  • Outside of the commitments listed above, it is entirely up to you how much time you volunteer. 

The Sheffield Cats Shelter Treasurer Trustee

Our trustees lend their professional skills to our charity to help us work towards our goal of relieving and preventing suffering amongst cats in need of care and attention . We’re looking for someone with experience in finance to fulfill the treasurer role, and play a key part in securing the future of our charity. 

What will you be doing?

Trustees are volunteers who use their skills to direct how a charity is managed and run, to enable it to meet its charitable purpose. We are looking for a trustee to take the lead on our financial strategy. This role is made up of two key components: this specialist role, and the core trustee role, outlined below:

Specialist Role:

  • Provide strategic direction to the Charity Manager on issues relating to financial management.
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget, and ensure that processes are in place to monitor progress against forecasts.
  • Lead the Charity staff team to develop a suite of financial management reports that meet the needs of the Board and inform decision-making.
  • Advise the Board on matters relating to its financial responsibilities. 
  • Occasionally liaise with professional advisors on behalf of the Board. 
  • Take ultimate responsibility for preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts, with support from the Charity Manager.
  • Ensure that financial processes are fit-for-purpose and compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • Advise the Board on the financial implications of strategic decisions.
  • Act as a second approver on financial transactions where required.

Core Trustee Role:

  • To be familiar with and support the aims and policies of the shelter.
  • To work in conjunction with your fellow trustees and the charity to jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the charity. 
  • To actively participate in regular board meetings every 6 weeks and to attend the annual general meeting. 
  • To act at all times as a good ambassador for the charity.

Time commitment

  • For the core role, the time commitment is 2 hours every 6 weeks to attend board meetings at the Sheffield Cats Shelter. Our board meetings usually take place on a Tuesday evening 6pm-8pm, but this is flexible and open to rearrangement to suit the trustees. 
  • To fulfill the treasurer role, there is an additional time commitment of roughly 1 hour per week. This may vary throughout the year. 
  • Outside of the commitments listed above, it is entirely up to you how much time you volunteer.