Becoming a CCVS trustee
CCVS are looking to recruit more trustees to strengthen our board. The rules governing the organisation states that there can be a maximum of 12 trustees of which two thirds must be from member organisations.
We are looking for trustees with skills that will complement and strengthen the current board. Current skills gaps are: Media Development, PR, Marketing, Human Resources and Strategic Finance but if you have other skills we will also be interested.
We are able to provide any new trustees with training if they require it and we ask for the following commitments
- All trustees will be elected for a minimum of 24-months and become company directors.
- All trustees will be expected to attend at least five (5) meetings per year to conduct the business of the organisation and bring relevant expertise to the Management Committee.
- All trustees are expected to work towards the best interest of Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service.
- All trustees will be expected to sign a declaration of eligibility to show they are able to hold office.
You can find out more about the role of a trustee on the Charity Commission website.
If you are interested in joining the CCVS board
Please contact the CEO, Mark Freeman, either by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01223 464696. This will give you the opportunity to find out a bit about us, and us to find out a bit about you.
You will then need to complete a nomination form which can be downloaded here.
Should you still be interested then the current trustees can co-opt you as long as doing so does not contravene the rules and you can be formally elected at the next AGM.
Before you start - make sure you are eligible
You must be at least 16 years old to be a trustee of a charity that is a company or a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), or at least 18 to be a trustee of any other sort of charity.
You must be properly appointed following the procedures and any restrictions in the charity’s governing document.
You must not act as a trustee if you are disqualified under the Charities Act, including if you:
- have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud)
- are bankrupt or have entered into a formal arrangement (eg an individual voluntary arrangement) with a creditor
- have been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing
There are further restrictions for charities that help children or vulnerable people.
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