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THE RIGHT START: Committee and Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at new or exisiting committee members or Trustees who would like to know more about their role and responsibilities.


Committees and Trustees have specific duties and share ultimate responsibility for how an organisation is managed and run. This introductory session will help both new and existing committee members and Trustees focus on what you need to know to manage your organisation well. The session will cover:-

  • What is the role of a trustee/committee member?
  • An overview of different legal structures for organisations
  • The different roles and skills required on a committee or board
  • Overview of a constitution
  • What are charitable purposes and why are they important?
  • The mechanics of holding effective meeting

Tutor:  Esther Bromley of Support Staffordshire

Esther has worked in the voluntary sector for a number of years as a Project Officer, Volunteering Officer, Training Officer and Development Officer, a Team Leader and is now Support Staffordshire's Development Consultancy Manager.  She has successfully assisted groups and organisations with funding applications and has advised on organisational development, policies and procedures.  She has been an 'Investing in Volunteers' advisor for 3 years, a national award that is designed to assess and recognise excellent volunteer management practices.

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council.  To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.  We reserve the right to charge you for your ticket if you are not a member.

Free places are restricted to two per organisation for this session.

**Members failure to attend without prior cancellation will result in you being charged the standard half day member rate of £45**

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Cannock Library, Manor Avenue, Cannock, WS11 1AA