Trustee

Play a vital role in making sure that Reach achieves its core purpose by being part of our warm, friendly and inclusive Board. 

As a Trustee, you will strategically oversee the management and administration of Reach. If you bring expertise in digital strategy, income generation for non-profits or a broad understanding of charity capacity building, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that this is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

  • Deadline for applications: 8 November.

  • Interviews: 21 (for the digital trustee role), 22, 23 and 30 November.

 

About Reach Volunteering

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity and the UK’s single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector. Our Vision is to create a thriving, fairer and sustainable society. 

Find out more about Reach and our team.

 

Our Board of Trustees

We have a board of seven trustees who meet up to six times a year, to oversee and guide the direction of our work. 

Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that Reach achieves its core purpose. They strategically oversee the management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that Reach has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our Vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the executive team to enable Reach to grow and thrive, and through this, the thousands of organisations and volunteers that it serves.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Rachel Ord (rachel.ord@reachvolunteering.org.uk).

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. You do not need previous governance experience – we will provide a full induction and training.

Please read our Trustee Candidate Pack and the role profiles below. 

We are looking for the following:

These are voluntary roles, but reasonable expenses – such as travel and childcare – will be paid.

Reach Volunteering is committed to becoming a more diverse, inclusive and equal organisation, and to helping to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in civil society. We have put equity at the heart of our new vision, values and beliefs.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, identities and experiences. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are disabled, Black, Asian or from other minoritised communities, who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, or identify as from a lower or disadvantaged socioeconomic background as these groups are currently under-represented on our staff team. 

 

Terms of office

Trustees are appointed for a three year term of office, renewable for two further terms to a maximum of nine years.

This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Time Commitment (estimated at one day per month)

Attending four Board meetings and one strategic away day annually. Generally, the away day and one board meeting are held in person, usually in London, and the rest of the meetings are held remotely on zoom.

Trustees also give ad hoc and occasional support through working groups and / or support to the executive team.

 

How to apply  

Please send a short letter outlining: 

  • Why you are interested in joining our board.
  • Your relevant skills and experience (see Who we are looking for).
  • How you think you could apply your skills and experience to strengthen our board.
  • Any information you wish to share with us regarding your background or identity that pertains to our aim of increasing the diversity of our board.
  • Please also attach a CV or similar (LinkedIn profile, portfolio etc).

Applications should be sent to: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk 

Deadline for applications: 8 November.

If you have any questions prior to making an application or would like to speak to our CEO, please contact Rachel Ord (rachel.ord@reachvolunteering.org.uk) who will arrange this.

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