Charity trustees are the people who form the governing body or ‘board’ of a charity. In our case they are called the Executive Committee. They are the people with ultimate responsibility for directing the business of the charity. The trustees are volunteers, and receive no payment.
Responsible: You and your fellow trustees will work together to make the decisions that really matter, about the charity’s finances, activities and plans for the future. You will give leadership and direction. So you will need to give enough time to carry out your role, for example preparing for and attending trustee meetings.
Rewarding: You will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, meet people who share your passion for a particular cause or issue, and know that you are making a real difference through the work of your charity.
Relevant: The skills and experience you gain may open up new opportunities for you, for example in employment.
Young people are under-represented on the boards of charities including ours. Their experience, perspective and enthusiasm mean they have a great deal to contribute. There are 11m children under 18 in England. There are 180,000 registered charities in England and Wales, with nearly 850,000 trustees, but less than 4,500 of those trustees (less than 1%) are under 25. As a charity working with young people it is important we include the views of people who in our clients age group when making decisions.
We would welcome applications from anyone who would be interested in becoming a Trustee of the charity. In the first instance please contact Fran Borg-Wheeler via the contact us Form on this website or call 01296 431183 for an informal chat.
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