Become a Trustee

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.

For Trustees’ Week 2018, we have partnered with Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils to showcase some exciting new Buckinghamshire Trustee opportunities.

                        

Chiltern District

Chiltern Citizens Advice

Chair Kristle Barker talks about how she’s keen to have a diverse Trustee Board.

Interested? Email chair@chilterncab.cabnet.org.uk or call 01494 545991.

Voices & Choices

Current Chair Barbara Poole talks about their search for a new Chair who has flair and imagination.

New Trustee Helen Woods says it’s really easy to fit Trusteeship around being a mum with a young family.

Interested? Email info@voicesandchoices.org.uk or call 01494 784566.

South Bucks District

Burnham Health Promotion Trust

Chair Dr Simon Daily says that they are looking for Trustees who are keen, and willing to get involved.

New Trustee Diana Shelton talks about the good feeling of helping other people.

Interested? Email info@bhpt.org.uk or call 01628 661 441.

South Bucks RSPCA

Chair David Simmonds is looking for Trustees particularly with HR and legal experience.

Interested? Email volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk or call 0300 1234 999.

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.*

See our Case Studies for examples of Trustee experiences.

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. Register with Reach and browse all their Trustee vacancies in Buckinghamshire.

*Source: Getting on Board research 2014

Latest Trustee Opportunities from Reach

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:

* Advice courtesy of Reach