Trustee Training with RVA via Zoom

Tuesday 1 December 2020

We are pleased to say that our popular trustee training is back! We have adapted the session to an online Zoom version and you’ll still get the chance to interact and meet other trustees in the sector.

Why attend trustee training?

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. In some small community groups you may refer to yourselves as the Committee. If you have overall responsibility for your community group, then this course is for you. If you are not yet sure about whether a trustee role is for you, we’re also holding an informal lunchtime Q&A as part of Trustees’ Week and you might want to start there if you are completely new.

Please note our training is primarily for Trustees of voluntary and community groups who operate services in Reading. These sessions are popular so please contact us first if your group is out of area as we may need to add you to the waiting list.

Your trainer:

This course will be delivered by Reading Voluntary Action’s Advice Worker, Herjeet Randhawa. Herjeet has a background in Law and charity management and also helps groups to attain the Safe and Sound Quality Award in good governance in charities.


The session runs from 5-7pm with a short comfort break midway through the session. Registration details and meeting link will be circulated nearer the time. Cost £10.

Please book through the link below:


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
1 December 2020
Start time
End time
0118 937 2273
Address line 1
Online via Zoom
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified