Managing a Home-Start Scheme

Each local Home-Start Scheme is independently run and managed by volunteer trustees with experience in key areas such as business management, finance, fundraising, health and social services and IT, HR and parenting skills.

Our trustees come from all walks of life, bringing their individual skills to our local schemes. All our trustees volunteer because they want to improve the lives of parents and children; what they get back is the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped their community and, in many cases, a chance to enhance their own skills and knowledge.


What are a Trustee’s responsibilities?

Trustees on a scheme’s management committee have overall responsibility for managing that scheme and ensuring it acts at all times within its constitution and the Home-Start agreement. They in turn employ and oversee a co-ordinator to administer the Scheme and supervise and support the volunteers.


Management Committee Trustees are responsible for:

  • The effective management of the scheme, including funding, insurance and premises.
  • Implementing good practice and procedures in employing and supervising staff.
  • Ensuring adherence to policies such as equal opportunities and health and safety.
  • Providing vision, leadership and direction.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the scheme’s work on a regular basis.

As part of Home-Start’s commitment to training and support, all trustees receive a thorough induction programme and ongoing training in such areas as team building, communication, strategic planning, confidentiality issues, equal opportunities, health and safety and child protection.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee with Home-Start Maldon please contact us.

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