Help us run our charity!
The CoStar Partnership is seeking new trustees
CoStar is a registered charity operating out of a community centre in Greenmeadow, Cwmbran. As a registered charity our core aim is to improve the lives of the residents of Cwmbran and to build a strong community. We do this by running a series of projects and activities aimed at helping people who are disadvantaged, socially isolated and in need of support.
We are looking for people with relevant skills who have an interest in Cwmbran and would like to help us deliver our aims and objectives within the community of south west Cwmbran.
Do you have the skills required and a few hours spare each week to help us?
Charity Trustees are the people who share the responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. Being a trustee of a charity is a rewarding role where you can use your skills and experience to have a direct influence about a cause you care about.
Charity trustees must manage the charity’s resources responsibly and must act in the best interests of the charity.
Charities have a valuable place in our society and they would not be able to function properly without the goodwill of people coming forward to help.
If you would like any more information or would like to discuss further please contact us on 01633 869227
Additional information about becoming a trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website on the following link.
The Nolan Principals
CoStar has a code of conduct for trustees based on the Nolan principals
The Nolan principals are a set of values which promote good working practice in public life. Established in 1994 by a committee chaired by Lord Nolan, these principles serve as a guide to the standards of behaviour to be adhered to in public life and are today widely used as the code of conduct in the public and private sectors.
The seven principles are:
Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Leadership – Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.