Join The Panasonic Trust as Trustee
The Panasonic Trust is a charitable trust formed in 1984 to mark 10 years of successful manufacturing in the UK. The Trust is the responsibility of the Trustees who are proposed either from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) or from Panasonic, however the day-to-day operation of the trust and its activities are managed by the RAEng. While the Trust bears Panasonic’s name, it is a fully independent charitable trust with some of the trustees being nominated by the company.
The stated objective of the Trust is ‘the advancement of education and training in engineering’, and it is the responsibility of the Trust’s trustees to ensure this objective is met.
In their endeavours to meet this objective, the trust has undertaken a project which encourages school children to take the qualifications that would enable them to take up engineering as a future career. Using links already being nurtured by the Panasonic nominated trustees the location chosen for this was the Welsh Valleys. As a relatively deprived area and with a history of traditional engineering, the Welsh Valleys was also seen as an ideal area to focus on by the RAEng building on the model of previous schemes set up successfully in other deprived areas.
The Welsh Valleys Engineering Project (WVEP) was set up and launched in 2018. The Trust committed to funding it for a minimum of 5 years.
The Trust currently wants to recruit a trustee to undertake the role of the treasurer to monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
Trustees meet twice a year via Zoom.
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