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Become A Trustee

We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team of trustees.

YMCA Trinity Group is a charity that’s been here for our communities in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk for over 170 years. Our focus is on supporting and empowering young people, strengthening families, and supporting communities to thrive.

Want to put your skills to good use? Read on…..

What Is A Trustee? (Charity Commission)Download Our Trustee Booklet

A Message From The Chair Of Trustees

Would you make a good trustee?

Being a trustee for a charity isn’t for everyone!

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, calm and methodical, who can be creative and strategic in thought. Unlike operational roles, trustees do not undertake delivery: rather, they advise, oversee, encourage and exercise governance.

Being a trustee comes with legal obligations: see the Charity Commission explanation HERE

We want our trustees to understand the work of the charity, so we encourage them to meet our teams around the region.

We understand that trustees may have full-time jobs and other commitments – that’s OK – we’re grateful for the discretionary effort they deploy for the charity.

If you can find time for our Board meetings, including the prep time to read and comment on Board submissions, as well as attending other less frequent meetings, and want to help us, please consider applying.

Trustee Roles

If you think you can help Trinity, we want to hear from you!

We are seeking to recruit up to three trustees with extensive experience to strengthen our Board.

Ideally candidates will be based in the region and be available to travel to Board meetings (usually held in Cambridge, six times a year) and other events and meetings from time to time.

Apply To Be A Trustee

Yes, I’m interested, what’s next?

We take time to make sure we’re suited to each other.

We’ll want you to meet some of our senior team and other trustees so you can get a good idea of what the charity is all about, and what being a trustee involves. We’ll also likely invite you to attend a Board meeting as an observer. And finally, if we’re both happy, then we’ll invite you to join the Board.

A trustee’s term of office is normally four years, and trustees can stand for re-election again for a second term.

Any questions? Please get IN TOUCH