Become a trustee

We are a newly registered charity with the vision of empowering people and communities. Our key objectives are:

  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantages, in particular, but not exclusively those of the Eritrean community within the U.K by the provision of support, training, services, and facilities to assist in their integration into UK society.
  • To promote for the benefit of the Eritrean community in the UK the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation for said individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their exclusion or risk of exclusion from UK society with an object of improving the conditions of life for the Eritrean community in the UK.

We are recruiting to fill several voluntary positions to join our board of trustees and local representatives. Our new trustees will have the following key duties, responsibilities, and person specifications:


  • To ensure that the charity complies with its constitution, charities law, and other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the charity pursues its charitable objects as defined in the constitution
  • To ensure that the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects.
  • To contribute actively to the trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the reputation and values of the charity
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity
  • To ensure the financial stability of the charity and ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds


  • Each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising committee papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the trustees on new initiatives, or other issues relevant to the area of the charity’s work in which the trustee has special expertise.
  • Each trustee is expected to commit themselves to serve on at least one of the charity’s sub-committees, task groups or other project teams and to take on an appropriate ‘portfolio’ (area of interest or expertise), in addition to membership in the board of trustees.
  • Each trustee is expected to promote the charity’s values, objectives, and initiatives at all appropriate opportunities.
  • To ensure continuity, persons standing for election to the board of trustees should be prepared to serve for a minimum of three years, subject to being re-elected/re-appointed.

Person specification:

All trustees will need to have certain qualities, such as integrity and commitment. However not every trustee will need to have the full range of experience needed by the board of trustees as a whole. When considering new trustees to be co-opted, the charity will need to consider if there are any gaps in the skills/experience of existing trustees. Each trustee should have:

  • Integrity and accountability
  • A commitment to the charity
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • Strategic vision
  • Good independent judgment
  • An ability to think creatively as a member of a team

The board of trustees needs skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Setting targets, monitoring and evaluating programmes and performance
  • Financial management
  • Fund-raising
  • Public relations and communications
  • Education and learning

All trustees will have induction and training.

To apply, please fill out the following application form:

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