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Volunteering Matters
Across England, Scotland and Wales
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

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We are looking for a new Trustee to join the Volunteering Matters Board to help support the organisation through the next stage of its development.

As a trustee, your commitment to Volunteering Matters will include participating in Council meetings (usually four a year), an annual trustee strategy session and the Annual General Meeting. We encourage all our trustees to visit local projects and to meet volunteers and staff to build their understanding of our work and increase their visibility within the organisation.


The role of Trustee is to work with the board effectively to advance the purposes of the organisation.  

Principal Responsibilities

  • Abide by the fundamental values that underpin all activities of the organisation Ensure collective delivery of the trustee Code of Conduct and Teamship Rules as well as proactivity identifying areas of change to grow and develop as a Board Support our volunteering and social action mission and vision Work with the Board and Executive Leadership Team to deliver the strategic plan for the organisation and to provide strategic direction and support the development of policies and targets Use your own networks to raise the profile and commit to increase networks and income to Volunteering Matters Represent the organisation at events and meetings when required Ensure good Governance and accountability across the board by acting in the charity’s best interests Ensure the charity’s resources are managed responsibly by acting with reasonable care and skill Ability to listen and welcome alternative opinions and experiences Contribute to and inform the vision of the charity Safeguard the good name and reputation of the charity Participate in the appointment of the Chief Executive and other senior staff as appropriate Participate in board induction training and receive any additional training identified as either an individual or part of the board

This is an unpaid appointment which brings rewards other than money. All expenses directly incurred in your role as Trustee on official business are covered by the charity.

Person Specification

We seek an individual with strategic ability who is enthusiastic about the invaluable role and impact that volunteers have across all of our communities. A Trustee who will be an ambassador for Volunteering Matters, who can help us maximise the potential of our projects and replicate these across the UK and who can help us to grow the organisation.

You will also bring:

  • A commitment to the vision, mission, values and strategic aims of Volunteering Matters A passion for the work of Volunteering Matters An enthusiasm and ability for networking, and the capacity to apply this to building relationships on behalf of Volunteering Matters A willingness to give the necessary time and effort A commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and being anti racist An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

Above all we seek trustees who can help us raise the profile of Volunteering Matters and support our volunteering and social action mission.

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