What is a Trustee?
Charity Trustees are the people legally responsible for the overall management and decision-making in a charity (they might be called something else - a member of the management or executive committee, a governor, a director etc).
Other than in exceptional circumstances, trustees are volunteers. JVN helps people who are interested in a trusteeship and charities who are looking for new Trustees to find each other. Please find Trustee opportunities at the bottom of this page.
What do Trustees do?
Trustees are responsible for the direction and (financial) performance of their charity. Trustees ensure the organisation has a clear strategy or set of goals to work towards.
Why do people become Trustees?
Being a Trustee should be rewarding and enjoyable. It is a great way to be involved in a community or cause which matters to you. Trustees come from all walks of life and being a trustee can help you meet new people, change your community for the better, learn new skills or use your existing skills in a new context.
What is the time commitment needed?
The time commitment will vary from one organisation to another and understanding the likely commitment will probably be part of the discussion you have when exploring a possible trusteeship. JVN can send you a hand-out with more information on what Trusteeships entail and questions you should ask the charity to find out more about the role. If you would like this to be sent to you then please e-mail Lia on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tzedek is looking for trustees with understanding of international development, ability to think and act strategically and who preferable have experience of fundraising and/or expertise in the voluntary sector management or governance.
Please get in touch with Lia Bogod email@example.com or 0208 203 6427 for more information.
This trustee role is to help provide strategic and policy direction as well as to monitor, scrutinise and support the Chief Executive and her Management Team
Hadassah UK is looking for a Board Marketing and Communications Trustee. Someone with expertise in the area of Marketing and Communications in the corporate sector.
The JCHA is looking for new enthusiastic Board Members with expertise in accountancy, social care and/or property.
The post is a part-time one with up to 1-2 days per week commitment needed. Occasional attendance at weekend events, such as our annual conference, is also required although much of the liaison with the charity's active board of trustees can be home based and via conference calls.