Trustee FAQs

 

What are trustees? 

Trustees are the final decision-makers of a charity, and have final responsibility for its success or failure.  It's a very rewarding and the roles on the board will vary depending on the size and complexity of the organisation. 

 

​What are trustees responsibilities ? 

Trustee boards will typically meet four to six times a year to look over the most important issues facing the charity, although how involved trustees are in between times will vary depending on the organisation. For the chair of the board, the commitment can be significantly greater.

 

Trusteeship can change your life  

Becoming a trustee could boost your career. Trustees get to sit at the top table with the most senior decision-makers, and trusteeship is a chance to get involved in every aspect of an organisation. It can be an incredibly effective way to build your skills and your CV.

 

Become a trustee and give back to your community

As a trustee, you can donate your skills, time and attention to a cause you love. Trustees are often drawn to a charity because they’re passionate about a particular cause, whether that’s the environment or animals or education. Becoming a trustee could be the challenge you're looking for. Try out something totally new, making sure that you’re engaged in something vital and stimulating

What skills are we looking for?

There are many skills, trustees bring and also have the opportunity to learn. At ISS we value each persons contribution.  At present we are looking for those who, have leadership skills which include, management, financial, flexibility, but most of all we need individuals with a can do attitude.

More information about trustee roles and responsibilities can be found in Charity Commission Guide  

If you are interested in joining please download our Trustee Pack and send the completed form to info@iss.org.uk

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