Postponed: Joining a charity board: find out more about becoming a trustee

Date: Wednesday 03 June 2020, 1.00PM - 4.00PM
Location: London
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This event has been postponed, further information will be shown in due time.

About the session:

Do you know an RSS fellow who is actively looking to become a trustee?

In celebration of Volunteers Week, the Royal Statistical Society is holding a half-day information session for those who want to find out more about becoming a trustee. The event will cover the role of charity trustees, common misconceptions and how to find and apply for a position on a charity board.

It is open to fellows at any stage in their career, whether early career or retired. The session will be delivered by Getting on Board, a national trustee recruitment charity, with talks from RSS fellows who will share their experiences and Reach Volunteering on how to secure the right role for you.

The event will take place at the Royal Statistical Society at our headquarters (12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX), followed by a networking reception.


12:30-13:00 - Lunch

13:00-13:05 - Welcome and introduction

13:05-13:20 - The Trusteeship Myths (this covers what the role is, time commitment, liability, background on the charity sector, diversity on boards, benefits of becoming a trustee)

13:20-13:50 - Panel discussion and Q&A

13:50-14:00 - Finding the right fit

14:00-14:30 -  What you can bring to the role

14:30-14:45 -  Break

14:45-15:25 - How to find a role (incl. Reach Volunteering)

15:25-15:55 - How to apply for a trustee role (incl. Reach Volunteering)

15:55-16:00 - Close and networking drinks

Did you know?

  • There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK
  • Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skillsets
  • Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job
  • Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them
  • 96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier

Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Royal Statistical Society

Organiser Name Amaka Nwagbara

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