I am responsible for a budget of £55,000. I ensure that this is monitored against expenditure as well as the overall budget of the organisation. I also ensure that all of our operations are legal and within the overall aims and objectives of the organisation. My specialist areas are around education and representation.
I've learnt that organisations need to be focussed and centred around their values and their objectives. What might seem a great idea, might not be relevant to the mission or objectives of the charities aims.
My message to people about trusteeship is do it! It's not very time consuming and it's a great way to get involved.