Wanted: Dynamic Trustees for Moorland Community Centre

17 June 2016

Moorland Community Centre grew out of a group of volunteers who originally came from the Splott and Tremorfa area of Cardiff and recognised a need for the elderly people to come together for a hot meal and to socially interact each month.  That was over fifteen years ago.

Today, Moorland Community Centre is a not for profit organisation that provides a hot meal and friendship each day to the older people in the community.

Moorland Community Centre offers a daily lunch service Monday – Friday for the over fifties with lunch served at 12.30. Lunch is charged at just £4.00 per person and people can secure a spot by booking in advance.

The centre also offers massage and reflexology sessions, computer lessons, Zumbeanies for babies age 1-4 years, Zumba for the over 50s, a Baby Clinic, bingo and Zumba for anyone.  The Main Hall is also available to hire for £15 an hour.

For more information, visit the website.

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If you think you could contribute to your local community, and are willing to commit to an organisation through these developments and beyond, please read the attached role description and person specification, complete the application form and return it to Dorothy Templeman at moorlandcommunity@yahoo.co.uk or post to Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Road, Cardiff CF24 2LG by Thursday 30th June 2016.

If you would like to discuss this or other opportunities to get involved in the Centre and its activities please call Dorothy Templeman on  02921 328845.

Trustee Application Form – Moorland Community Centre

Trustee Role Description

As a Board Member of a community organisation you have legal responsibility for its overall management and decision making. Board Members are responsible for the direction and performance of the organisation.


The statutory duties of a trustee are:

  1. To ensure that the Board of the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  2. To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  3. To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
  4. To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  5. To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  6. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  7. To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  8. To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  9. To monitor the performance and wellbeing of the Centre Manager through proper line management processes.


Other duties

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise


Person Specification


  1. Ability to understand and accept the duties and liabilities of being a charity Trustee
  2. Passion and commitment to Splott and its community
  3. A willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort


  1. Ability to think and apply knowledge strategically,
  2. Ability to think creatively
  3. Ability to keep mission-focused
  4. Ability to analyse and evaluate management information and other evidence
  5. Willingness to listen and learn

Communication and team working

  1. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively and to take an active part in discussions
  2. Ability to influence and engage
  3. Ability to work effectively in a group
  4. Willing to express their own opinion in a reasoned way, while also listening to the views of others
  5. Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately


  1. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement
  2. Willingness to make and stand by collective decisions, including those which may be unpopular
  3. Ability to manage difficult and/or challenging situations
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality on confidential and/or sensitive information


This role description appears on the NCVO website and is reproduced with kind permission of NCVO.

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