Governance Trustee

Governance Trustee

At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal
  • Data protection / GDPR


The office is in London, but we are open to trustees from all around the country. , N1 9PD
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Trustees may choose to join meetings remotely.


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Estimated to be around 6 hours per month on average.


16 Apr 2021

BAMT is a charity and a company. We are looking for a strategically minded person with significant knowledge and experience of charity or corporate governance, as well as an interest in, and commitment to, the work BAMT does. 

What will you be doing?

What’s involved in being a trustee:

  • The Board  of Trustees meet six times a year  at the BAMT office between 6-8pm on alternating evenings (due  to Covid-19 restrictions we currently hold  these meetings via zoom).
  • The trustees will be asked to take on specific roles, for example on committees and  working parties, and  asked to attend additional meetings if necessary. The successful candidate will serve on and, when ready, chair  the Governance Committee, which  meets 6 times a year,  but may  also take on additional roles if desired.
  • All trustees are  expected to participate in e-discussion and  debate in response to a weekly e-digest.
  • Trustees may  be contacted by the operational team for support in their specific area of expertise.
  • Trustees serve for a term of three years and may not serve more than three terms without a period of at least a year out of office. 

Responsibilities of the Governance Trustee

  • Keep up to date with all relevant legal,  regulatory and  best practice standards of corporate governance including, but not limited to, Company Law and  Charity Commission requirements.
  • Ensure the Board  and  CEO understand the requirements of charity governance.
  • Be the main  source of advice and  guidance to trustees and  senior staff on governance and  compliance matters and  ensure that agreed delegations are  adhered to across the organisation.
  • Lead-on and  promote the Policies Register, working with colleagues to ensure effective development and  approval of policies (including committee terms of reference) and  ensure timely scheduling for the approval and  review of policies.
  • Act as the Board’s Information Governance champion and  keep  up to date on laws and  guidance around data protection.
  • Oversee the risk management framework, supporting trustee engagement with risks and  changes to the risk picture.
  • Lead on any  investigations carried out under BAMT’s grievance, whistleblowing, safeguarding or complaints policies.

What are we looking for?

The candidate must have:

  • Significant experience of charity or corporate governance, for example through serving on Boards or acting as a company secretary.
  • Good knowledge of charity legal  and  regulatory requirements and guidance.
  • Commitment to the mission of the BAMT.
  • Willingness to meet the minimum time requirement to carry out the role  described, estimated to be around 6 hours per  month on average.
  • Understanding and  acceptance of the legal  duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work  effectively as a member of a diverse team. Good, independent judgment.
  • Integrity.

It is desirable for the candidate to:

  • Be commercially aware.
  • Have good analytical skills.
  • Be able to write clearly and  concisely

What difference will you make?

BAMT is a charity and a company. The trustees of the charity are also the Board of directors of the company. We are looking for a strategically minded person with significant knowledge and experience of charity or corporate governance, as well as an interest in, and commitment to, the work the BAMT does.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, people with disabilities, people who  identify as being LGBTQIA, people who have a mental health condition.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The trustee will get the opportunity to work with a friendly, professional and dynamic board and operational team. The trustee would obtain experience in charity governance and importantly get the opportunity to create lasting change in both the organisation and the industry.

A few more details

If you would like to discuss this opportunity before applying, please e-mail BAMT Office to arrange a conversation with the Chair or Vice Chair.

Before you apply

All completed applications must be received by 16th April 2021. Following the closing date, we will shortlist applicants based on their ability to meet the person specification. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews either w/c 3 or 10 May which will take place by Zoom.
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