trustee applications

The trustees are responsible for the way in which the charity is run and administered. Three individuals are elected as trustees at the Annual General Meeting each year to serve for the following 12 months, although they can be re-elected and so can serve a longer term of office.


Trustees make critical decisions concerning finances, forward –planning and daily running of the charity. They give leadership and direction and may employ staff. Trustees are required to attend three general meetings per annum and additional meetings as required. They are volunteers, and receive no payment
(except out-of-pocket expenses) although they will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a real difference to their community.

becoming a trustee

If you are interested in becoming a trustee you will need to ensure that you are able to give enough time to carry out the role, e.g. preparing for and attending meetings. In return you will have the opportunity to utilise your skills and experience and perhaps develop some new ones along the way! This is a real opportunity to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for the local community and to make a difference to local good causes.

Individuals with commitment, enthusiasm and an interest in local affairs would be suitable for this position.

More information can be found in the Charity Commission document for new trustees, “The Essential Trustee.” Alternatively contact Helen White for details about Bishop’s Waltham Educational Institute.