What are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity and they help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. (Source www.trusteesweek.org)
Trustees' Week takes place from 7th-13th November this year, so now is the time to advertise your trustee roles with Volunteer Centre Manchester. Over Trustees week there will be lots of interest and discussion raised on the topic of trustees, so what better time to get your roles in and strike while the Iron’s hot!
During the week Volunteer Centre Manchester will be getting involved with the several discussions doing the rounds on social media and will be tweeting out Trustee roles and other bits of information useful to organisations and volunteers.
What to consider when recruiting trustees
When charities recruit new trustees, they should think about:
• the skills and experience the current trustees have, and whether there are any gaps
• ensuring new trustees are eligible to act
• ensuring new trustees don’t have serious conflicts of interest, or getting commission consent and putting procedures in place to manage the conflicts
• how to help new trustees to understand their responsibilities and the charity’s work
• It’s also important for trustees to be interested in the charity’s work and be willing to give their time to help run it.
Trustee Roles and Responsibilities - Training (Nov/Dec)
If you are already a trustee or are interested in becoming a trustee then Macc are running 2 workshops over the next few weeks. The sessions are developed and delivered by members of the capacity building team, with the learning objective that trustees are well informed about their legal responsibilities and have a good sense of appropriate job roles and boundaries.
For more details and to book on one of the sessions please visit our training page https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/support-groups/training
For more information about Volunteer Centre Manchester visit our website at www.volunteercentremanchester.co.uk or ring the office on 0161 830 4770.
Thanks for reading and speak soon, VCM :-)