Team London Trustee Programme

Team London Trustee Programme

Trustees are critical to a charity’s success. At Team London we are passionate about ensuring trustees and charity staff are properly supported in this important role.
To achieve this, see below for our free workshops in 2018/19.

Introduction to Trusteeship
  • The Introduction to Trusteeship will suit those who are new to trusteeship or those who are thinking about becoming a trustee. The workshop will give a broad overview of responsibilities and working practices, with talks from existing trustees who will share their experiences and answer questions.  
  • 20 November 2018. Register your interest.

Ever thought about becoming a trustee?

Good governance is the key to the survival and sustainability of any charity. Pressures on charities to deliver vital services increase every year, so an effective board of trustees is even more important in the current environment.

Do you have experience to share? A balance of skills, knowledge and lived experience, as well as a diversity of board members, can ensure an effective and productive board. Whether you have professional experience or have relevance to a certain cause, then do consider being a trustee - it is a serious but very rewarding role. 

Come to this introductory session and learn more about what would be expected of you as a trustee - and what you could get out of it.

Working with Trustees: Recruitment and Diversity
  • Earlier this year we ran Working with Trustees: Recruitment and Diversity. 74% of small charities said they have difficulty recruiting trustees so we listened to the feedback and created this charity-facing workshop. This was a very popular session, providing tools and support to successfully select and recruit trustees, and also help ensure diversity in your board members. 
  • Applications open early 2019: Register your interest.

Does your charity struggle to recruit the trustees you need? 

Could a broader range of trustees with the skills, networks and experiences give your charity the impetus to reach the next level?

Team London and trustee recruitment specialists, Getting on Board, will deliver a workshop to help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the development of your charity - and how to recruit them. You will come away with a clear idea of the type of trustees you need, a draft advert, a list of free places to advertise, and a plan to ensure that new trustees hit the ground running.

Feedback from delegates

Trustees are vital to the local community services‎ provided by charities across the capital, and it's great that Team London is working with partners to deliver the high quality training trustees need to be the best they can be in these important roles. Feedback from today's session has been really positive - everyone's left with a clearer understanding of how to be effective in the vital role of a Trustee with a London charity. We're really grateful to Team London for their investment in this programme of support for London's voluntary sector. James Banks, Chief Executive of Greater London Volunteering. 

A very helpful workshop. It was excellently delivered with great interactive and collaborative sessions.  I would highly recommend this to those thinking about trusteeship.  Delegate from 2018 Introduction to Trusteeship.

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