Become a Trustee

The Family Centre (Deaf Children) needs a strong Board of Trustees to provide Governance, overseeing the charity's work and strategic direction.

Our current Constitution states that we should have eleven trustees and that these should include a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

At present (December 2016) we only have six trustees, but we are only able to elect trustees at our AGM each year, which is held in November.

If you would like to stand in November 2017, you can still get involved as a non-voting trustee if you think you can help.

Ideally our trustees should be from a family living with deafness (where there is either a deaf child or a deaf parent), but we are also interested in people with relevant skills that can support the charity.

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Trustees should be able to provide leadership to the charity and engage with, and understand the needs of, our members and potential members.

Trustee meetings should be held monthly, as progress is made and the charity's direction becomes clearer, it should be possible to reduce the frequency of meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee you must:
•  Be a member of FCDC or have relevant skills to support the charity
•  Be able to attend meetings on a monthly basis, normally held in the evenings and lasting 2-3 hours
•  Have time to be fully inducted as a trustee
•  Have time to do project work, research and reading between trustee meetings - initially this could be several hours per month
•  Be interested in charity Governance and want to expand your skills - for example attending training and networking functions
•  Be proactive in understanding the roles and responsibilities of a trustee and keeping up to date with news and updates from the Charity Commission
•  Be eligible to become a trustee - some convictions, bankruptcy and other conditions will disqualify you by law from being a trustee.

If you are interested in standing as a trustee then it is recommended that you first read "The essential trustee" which is available on the Charity Commission's website.