BECOME A TRUSTEE

Who are trustees?

Trustees are anybody that would like to make a difference and
support a good cause or charity. Trustees are a board of
people that use their experience to develop a charity at
strategic level. It doesn’t matter whether you are a student,
unemployed or have a high level position. The key to a good
trustee board is a mix of people, experience and outlooks
so all the bases are covered. We need people who can
complement our current team. We currently have an ex
council member, a solicitor and a former youth worker. We would love to hear from you
regardless of experience but especially if you have skills and knowledge of fundraising, Corporate Social Responsibility or bid writing.

Why become a trustee?

Trusteeship is one of the most important roles in the voluntary sector. Trustees give direction to a charity and are ultimately responsible for its activities. There are lots of small charities working for diverse causes who could really benefit from the time and skills you could offer them as a trustee and we are one of them. Benefits:

-Using your skills and experience to make a long lasting difference to something you care about.
– Learn about the management and strategies behind charities.
– Take a leadership role and work with interesting people from diverse backgrounds.
– Enhance your CV, creating new career paths.

What is involved?

Generally, with 4 meetings a year, being a trustee is perfect for those with busy lives that want to give something back. Working with the manager you will support the growth and development of the charity and explore a variety of avenues that need to be considered when working with young people. This could be financial, safeguarding all involved, networking, promotion, ethical conduct or simply reviewing current processes and policies and implementing positive change.

How can you be a good trustee?

It’s simple. All of our trustees care about our charity and the work it undertakes. If you are able to demonstrate passion for development, hard work and enthusiasm. The rest is simple.

Where can you get more info?

If you would like more info please contact the manager Mark Chase on either 07578 879909 or email him at mark@switchcafe.co.uk

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