Becoming a CCVS trustee
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
- All trustees will be elected for a minimum of 24-months and become company directors.
- All trustees will be expected to attend bi-monthly meetings in Cambridge 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 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.
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 offense 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
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