Board Trustee

Board Trustee

At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Legal
  • Change management


Leeds, LS15 8GB
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month


15 Jul 2022

UKMT seek a skilled professional with experience in: evaluating impact; developing digital transformation strategies; charity law and governance; or fundraising and charity finance. 


What will you be doing?

All UKMT volunteers, including Trustees, are encouraged to serve a minimum of three years. Trustees normally serve between three and six years.

The Board of Trustees currently meets four times a year with meetings lasting for two to three hours. Some meetings are in person (usually London or Leeds); some are online. You will also be invited to attend UKMT events to gain a good understanding of the activities of the Trust. Training (for example in Safeguarding) and induction will be provided.

In addition to preparing for and attending Board meetings, Trustees participate in email discussions from time to time throughout the year. The time commitment required will vary but is not likely to exceed 5 hours in a single month.

Many Trustees choose to volunteer in other aspects of the UKMT, for example, serving on Board Committees or setting and marking problems.

All Trustees are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, which usually takes place in London on the Wednesday immediately before Easter Sunday.


What are we looking for?

We would love to hear from you if you are…
Interested in advancing the education of children and young people in mathematics, have a love of mathematics and mathematical problem solving, are willing to be an active participant in the work and to be committed to the aims and the charitable objects of the Trust. You will be:

  • Dedicated to safeguarding young people.
  • Creative and willing to discuss innovative ideas.
  • A team player who can listen and communicate views and opinions clearly and constructively. 
  • Willing to build strong working relationships.
  • Willing to take collective responsibility for the direction of the UKMT.

The UKMT Board of Trustees wishes to appoint Trustees who have a desire to develop the Trust. The Board is also especially interested in appointing Trustees with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Enriching the mathematical education of children and young people.
  • Helping people achieve their potential.
  • Leading and building inclusive teams of volunteers.
  • Evaluating the impact of our work.
  • Developing digital transformation strategies.
  • Charity law and governance.
  • Fundraising and/or charity finance.

We are also interested in appointing someone who has benefited personally and relatively recently from UKMT activities.


What difference will you make?

Trustees set the strategic direction and shape the agenda of the Trust. Trustees also have the responsibility to ensure that the charity carries out its purposes for public benefit; to ensure that the Trust complies with the law and its governing document; to ensure that the Trust is accountable; to act in the Trust’s best interests; to manage the Trust’s resources responsibly; and to act with reasonable care and skill. More information about Trustees’ responsibilities can be found on the Government website.


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    The UK Mathematics Trust was founded in 1996 and our charitable aim is to advance the education of young people in mathematics.

    We do this by working with hundreds of volunteers across the...