Becoming a CCVS trustee

Introduction

CCVS are looking to recruit more trustees to strengthen our board. The rules governing the organisation state that there can be a maximum of 12 trustees of which a majority must be from member organisations.

We are looking for trustees that will complement and strengthen the current board. We are not looking for any particular skills other than a commitment to our work and a desire to make CCVS the best organisation possible. If you do happen to have an interest or background in marketing, communications, social media, IT or training then that is a bonus.

We are able to provide any new trustees with training if they require it and we ask for the following commitments

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 mark@cambridgecvs.org.uk 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 invite you to attend a meeting as an observer, this will allow you to meet them and get a feel for our work. The 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.

Eligibility

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:

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