Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s not always easy to get all the information you require to be sure you are carrying out your role as effectively as possible. This training will help give you an overview of what’s expected of trustees as well as providing a networking opportunity with your fellow trustees from the area.
Outcomes of this training are:
- To better understand your role and legal responsibilities as a trustee
- To understand how this role fits with other roles in the charity
- To understand your reporting responsibilities
- To know where to go for help and support
- To feel confident in being an active member of your Board / Committee and helping to achieve your charities purposes!
To achieve this we will cover:
- Introduction: ‘Trustee’, ‘Charity’ and legal structures
- Trustee roles and responsibilities: 6 Main Legal Duties
- Policies and Procedures: Which ones? Why do they matter?
- Accounting & Reporting – the essentials
- Essential resources and links to help you on your way (Tools)
Who should attend:
The training is suitable for new and existing trustees and will also give a valuable introduction to anyone thinking of taking on the role. In some small community groups you may refer to yourselves as the Comittee. If you have overall responsibility for your community group, then this course is for you.
The training is primarily for Trustees of voluntary and community groups who operate services in Reading. If your group does not offer services in Reading, please contact us in advance of booking and we may be able to add you to the waiting list.
This course will be delivered by Reading Voluntary Action’s Advice Worker, Herjeet Randhawa. Herjeet has a background in Law and charity management. She previously worked as a solicitor, and has also managed a small charity. She has been a trustee on a number of occasions and understands the benefits as well as the challenges that the role brings. As part of her current role at RVA she manages the Advice Service, advising those who manage or govern charities in all areas of good governance, from Charity Law, Company Law, Employment Law, Safeguarding, Business Planning, Financial Management, Data Protection and more. She also helps groups to attain the Safe and Sound Quality Award in good governance in charities. Herjeet is passionate about capacity building in the the voluntary and community sector and in empowering those who run them.
The cost is £10, which includes materials. Refreshments are provided but you may wish bring a light snack as this course is in the evening. There will be a short break midway.
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