If you already work in the charity sector you probably have a hazy idea about what trusteeship is but for many charity workers it still feels like something that is out of reach. Trusteeship often feels like something that other people with ‘special skills’ can attain but which remains out of reach for ordinary people.
The question of who can be a trustee is more about values than experience so focus on whether you have these three important values – curiosity, dedication, and humility. Charities need and benefit from diverse trustees. That means more people with a wider range of skills, knowledge and lived experience than are currently represented on boards.
To find out more about what it takes to be a trustee, read this article by Fiona McAuslan, Communications Director at Getting on Board.