Recent research by 'Getting on Board' showed that 73% of those who volunteered as Trustees said it boosted their confidence and 96% said they learnt new skills.

Become a Trustee

The board of Marriage Care are looking to recruit new trustees to join us in enabling the vital relationship support services we provide to the Catholic community and beyond.

Trustees must be fully committed to Marriage Care’s Catholic ethos and values, to contributing time and energy for at least a three-year term, and to working together with a team of trustees to provide good governance and support for the charity’s Chief Executive, staff and volunteers. We welcome applicants who do not necessarily have Trustee experience as well as those who do.

As a Trustee for Marriage Care you will be part of an exceptional community of individuals, dedicated to  making a difference to couples, families and society. Marriage Care is a dynamic organisation that moves quickly in response to changes and opportunities around us. In this role you will also be using and developing your skills and confidence: recent research by ‘Getting on Board’ showed that 73% of those who volunteered as Trustees found that it boosted their confidence and 96% said they learnt new skills.

Induction, training and reimbursable expenses are provided.

To apply
If you would like to apply, please read the ‘available downloads’ below and complete the application form.  As part of the application we’re asking candidates to outline why they wish to be a trustee for Marriage Care, their understanding and commitment to Marriage Cares vision mission and values and its Catholic heritage, as well as how they meet the skills and attributes required for the role. When applying you may want to have your photo ID (passport or drivers licence) ready to upload. However this can be done after submitting your application.

For the assurance of applicants Marriage Care is a charitable company limited by guarantee – our trustees have no financial liability and our insurance includes cover for Executive Risk/Directors’ Liability.

The Charities Commission have produced a useful guide on what is expected of Trustees and a summary of Trustees duties can be found in Section 2 of the guidance here

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What is the Trustee role and team like? Meet the team and find out more in the below video.

Available downloads