Could you become a trustee of a successful supported living charity?
- Board members
- Committee members
Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board, and above all make a difference to the charity’s beneficiaries.
The 6 main duties of a trustee
1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
2. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
3. Act in your charity’s best interests
You must do what you and your co-trustees (and no one else) decide will best enable the charity to carry out its purposes
4. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
You must act responsibly, reasonably and honestly. This is sometimes called the duty of prudence. Prudence is about exercising sound judgement.
5. Act with reasonable care and skill
6. Ensure your charity is accountable
You and your co-trustees must comply with statutory accounting and reporting requirements. You should also be able to demonstrate that your charity is complying with the law, is well run and effective.
Our Trustees at Zetetick come from many different walks of life and have different skills that they bring to the boardroom.
Meet Ray Wilkinson
Ray is the Chief Executive of East Anglia RFCA, supporting all Reserve Forces & Cadets throughout the six counties of the region on behalf of the MOD by managing their estate, providing professional support staff to the cadets, and maintaining links with the civilian community.
He has served in numerous third sector voluntary appointments, mostly with organisations in Greater London, including Working with Words, a social enterprise based in Woolwich, the Sir William Boreman Trust, a grant making trust in Lewisham and Greenwich, and MCCH Society, a social care provider with services based in and around London and the South East.
Prior to working for the MOD, Ray spent most of his career in the field of operations management and business performance improvement.
We salute you Ray!
we thank him for all the time and expertise he has volunteered for the charity.