How to become a Trustee
Charity Trustees come from all walks of life. A great many people across the country serve as Trustees and find the role fulfilling and rewarding.
The Trustee board of a charity takes overall responsibility for its work, steering the charity’s direction and ensuring it is run in a way that is legal, responsible and effective.
ENRYCH Berkshire, like many charities, exists to benefit the public. It is an independent, non-profit organisation, registered with the Charity Commission.
Many people say that they find trusteeship very rewarding. Trustees are at the centre of the action, helping to decide things which matter to the community and to people in need.
Trusteeship is a way of putting skills and experience to good use – for example, to benefit a local community or to provide better services for people who need them.
Trustees can learn new skills in a whole range of areas from finance and management to team-working and decision-making.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, we will ask to meet you to talk about what you have to offer and what you expect to get from the role.
As we work with vulnerable adults and children, we require you to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before you are appointed.
You will be invited to observe a Trustee Meeting to see first-hand the work of the Trustees before any decision is made.
There are a few restrictions on who can be a Trustee that are set out in law and in our governing document. Before they take up their role, prospective Trustees must confirm they are eligible to serve as a Trustee. We may also carry out our own eligibility checks.