The Yateley Society would welcome new applications for trustees – ideally we would like to have twelve. Anyone over the age of 18 years can be a trustee, regardless of how junior or senior you are in your career, whether you’re in paid employment or not, regardless of your ethnicity, class, gender orientation, sexuality or any other difference. We recognise that boards thrive when they have a diversity of skills, knowledge, age and experience amongst the trustees.
The ideal candidate for a new trustee is someone:
- who is able to get along, and have a good relationship, with the other trustees and members of our community (the beneficiaries of our trust)
- who possesses good record-keeping abilities
- has the personal traits of honesty, integrity and loyalty
- is willing to commit to a 3 year term as trustee
It is important to note that there are some restrictions to becoming a trustee.
You will not be able to become a trustee if you are disqualified, unless authorised to do so by a waiver from the Charities Commission. The reasons for disqualification are shown in the disqualifying reasons table and include:
- being bankrupt (undischarged) or having an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)
- having an unspent conviction for certain offences (including any that involve dishonesty or deception)
- being on the sex offenders’ register
You can read more about becoming trustee here.
If you would like to have a chat about potentially becoming a trustee then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or, if the decision is already made, then you can go ahead and send your details by completing the form below…