Board of Trustees

Llanhilleth Miners Institute is looking for individuals who are forward-thinking, fair-minded, and committed to collective decision-making and accountability to join our Board as new Trustees.

This is an exciting opportunity to help lead Llanhilleth Miners Institute in the next phase of its development and to use your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of the surrounding community.

We are looking for experience & skills in a number of areas including Community, Health & Safety, Property, Legal and Finance and Hospitality & Events but most importantly we are looking for people with a passion and commitment to help us grow and sustain this unique and amazing facility.

For details please contact Phil Fiander at Llanhilleth Miners Institute.  Tel 01495 400204 or email


Role Title:      Trustee-Director Role, Llanhilleth Miners Institute Limited


Role of a Trustee

Being a trustee of the Llanhilleth Miners Institute will require you to:

  • Work with fellow trustees to shape, drive and monitor the Llanhilleth Miners Institute strategy
  • Prepare for and participate fully in board meetings.
  • Act reasonably in decision making and leadership of the organisation.
  • Ensure the proper management and administration of the charity.
  • Use any specific skills, knowledge or experience you have to help the board of trustees reach quick and sound decision by leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
  • Promote the work of the Llanhilleth Miners Institute externally
  • Participate in sub-committees/working groups.
  • Manage risks with a considered, proportionate and balanced approach.
  • Ensure that the Institute’s values and the principles are upheld in the delivery of its objectives.


The statutory duties of a trustee:

Trustees are responsible for the work that the Institute does and how it does it. Trustees have a number of statutory duties, which are:

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects for the benefit of the public
  • 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
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the assets of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds


Unless otherwise determined by the Charity in General Meeting the number of Directors (Trustees) shall be not less than 3 and not more than 15



Board meetings are held when needed, but are usually held six times a year. In addition there may be an annual away-day and also a number of board sub-committees/working groups, which meet as and when required


Outside of board and committee meetings, staff may seek to consult with trustees on particular subjects and expertise.

Initial appointees to the Board will be co-opted. All persons so co-opted shall retire at the Annual General Meeting following their co­option but shall be eligible to be re-appointed thereafter.


One half of the Board of Directors, being those directors longest in office since their last election, will be elected annually by the members at the Annual General Meeting of the Charity. Retiring members shall be eligible for re-election without further nomination.


DBS Checks

Due to the involvement of the Institute with children and vulnerable adults, appointees to the Board will be required to undergo a prior satisfactory and regular subsequent DBS checks.


This post is non-renumerated


Tom Whyatt MBE                         

Chair                                   3rd May 2022

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