Being a trustee is all about leadership. It’s about having energy and ambition to lead a charity or community group. It’s about making sure the organisation is doing all it can to achieve its potential for the good of the beneficiary. It is a truly rewarding experience
Trustees come from all walks of life; it doesn’t matter about your background. You might be looking for some managerial experience to propel your career, a new focus post-retirement or simply want to give your time to a cause you are passionate about. Some trustee roles will be looking for specific skills, such as experience of senior management, finance or HR, but for many it will be your enthusiasm and drive that’s needed.
The role of trustee can sound scary, but you can make a huge difference to an organisation with a time commitment of as little as just 30 hours a year. Being a trustee is an extremely responsible role, yet very rewarding: 84% of trustees saying that their roles have made them happier, and 100% of them said that being a trustee has helped them with their professional careers.*
We have partnered with Reach Volunteering, the national organisation that connects charities and not-for-profits with skilled and experienced volunteers, to bring you a live stream of the latest trustee roles in Buckinghamshire.
*Source: Getting on Board research 2014
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Interested? What to do next….
Before taking the plunge, there are various different things to consider. Here are some useful resources so that you’re fully informed:
- Our guide to being a trustee *
- Useful resources for trustees *
- Career benefits of trusteeship*
- Fundraisers make great trustees *
- FAQs for trustees
* Advice courtesy of Reach