This week is Trustee week and we wanted to send a big thank you to all trustees in Slough that support the community and voluntary groups. Your support means that Slough groups make a huge difference to our residents.
Slough needs more trustees to support our groups – Could that be you?
The role of a trustee is vital to ensuring our charities are managed to the highest standard, promoting transparency, ensuring good governance and driving our charities forward. We need trustees from all walks of life to make sure our community and voluntary groups reflect the Slough community.
Many charity trustees dedicate their free time to sitting on trustee boards, using skills they have developed in their professional lives to give back to the communities they live in.
Are you interested in becoming a trustee?
Our community and voluntary groups can struggle to attract trustees with the necessary professional skills to help them to give oversight to projects they are running.
Being a trustee is a great way to help you develop your own professional experience, giving you experience in a governance role and sitting on a board. Years of experience is not a requirement, just a passion for the charity and the desire to share your skills. We would especially like to encourage young people to consider a trustee role.
The professional areas many charities need in trustee roles include:
- Finance and Accountancy
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Information Technology
- Marketing and Communications
Many roles only require a commitment of a few hours a month and the ability to attend around 4-6 trustee board meetings a year.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee for a group in Slough, email firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest.
We will provide training and help match you to one of our amazing groups.