What is a charity trustee and how do you become one

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022, 1.00PM - 2.30PM
Location: Online
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Join us for this two-part webinar for RSS members who want to learn more about becoming a trustee: 

  • Session 1: Wednesday 12 October at 1pm 

  • Session 2: Tuesday 18 October at 1pm 

Trustees are volunteers who lead a charity and make sure it achieves what it was set up to do. They use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. They can be at any level of seniority in their day job, age, professional background and skill set. With an estimated 100,000 trustee vacancies in the UK, we would like to empower RSS members who want to serve on boards and encourage those who are looking for new ways to volunteer to consider this volunteering route.  

In the first session we will explore: 

  • The context of the charity sector 

  • The role of a trustee  

  • Myths about trusteeship 

  • The benefits of being a trustee 

  • How to find a trustee role 

This session is open to all RSS members at any stage in their career, whether early career or retired, and all professional backgrounds and skillsets. 

After registering, why not book your place on the next session on Tuesday 18 October in which we explore how to be an effective trustee.  The session will include an expert panel discussion. 

This event will be hosted live on Zoom. Joining instructions will be sent to those registered nearer the time. 


The Royal Statistical Society: contact us at s4s@rss.org.uk  

The event is being held in collaboration with Getting on Board, a national charity dedicated to increasing the diversity and effectiveness of charity boards. 

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