Trustees are responsible for the good governance of Jigsaw4u. Jigsaw4u’s Board of Trustees hold formal meetings every 2-months and engage in discussions and specific projects at other times as needed.
The Charity Commission sets out six key duties for charity Trustees:
1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit
2. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
3. Act in the interests of their charity and its beneficiaries
4. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
5. Act with reasonable care and skill
6. Ensure your charity is accountable
Jigsaw4u’s Board of Trustees is fully committed to carrying out these duties.
The Board sets the long-term vision and direction for Jigsaw4u and promotes and protects its reputation and values. It does this by determining, monitoring and regularly reviewing Jigsaw4u’s strategy, operations and budget and by agreeing the key policies and procedures to guide its work.
The Board works collectively as a team, in close partnership with Jigsaw4u’s Chief Executive Officer (who also attends Board meetings) and through active staff engagement so decisions are not taken in a vacuum.
The three key priorities for Jigsaw4u's Trustees are:
Ensuring financial sustainability for the charity
Acting with high ethical standards – for themselves and staff
Expectations of the Board
The Board regularly reviews Jigsaw4u’s Governance to ensure that Trustees fully understand their roles and responsibilities and that the necessary procedures and policies are up to date.
The Board regularly reviews Jigsaw4u’s Governance to ensure that Trustees fully understand their roles and responsibilities and that the necessary procedures and policies are up to date. It is expected that Jigsaw4u Trustees will behave with integrity, will help safeguard and promote Jigsaw4u’s reputation and ensure high ethical standards.
The Board aims for Jigsaw4u to be open and accountable; consulting with staff about any significant changes to services or policies; listening and responding to the views of stakeholders; handling any complaints constructively and impartially; considering Jigsaw4u’s responsibility to the wider community.
Becoming a Trustee
The Board’s aim is to attract Trustees with a wide and varied range of relevant experiences and professional skills; currently these include:
· Social work
· Business development
· Human resources
· Administration in the public (local and central government) or within the private or voluntary sectors
· A range of different life experiences
Who We Are
Our staff team is made up of friendly and supportive Practitioners, Therapists and people that give our service-users the best chance at a bright and happy future.Meet the Team
Patron and Ambassadors
We are supported by our Patron, Lord Iain McNicol of West Kilbride and Jigsaw4u’s wonderful network of Ambassadors who are local people that are well known that help promote our mission and values.Patron & Ambassadors
Where We Work
We work across South West London with our HQ located in Mitcham where we have been for over 20 years. And we have recently started managing the Wilson Wellbeing centre in East Mitcham.Where We Work