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

Marriage Care is seeking new trustees to strengthen its Board and support the organisation’s continuing growth and development.

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. And it’s through good governance that we’re able to continue making a difference to the couples and families we serve.

‘This has definitely saved our marriage. We had reached a point of dysfunction that we could not resolve without help. We now have the tools to try to avoid this in future and build on what we have achieved together with your help.’

The Board of Trustees meet monthly, mostly via Zoom, between 2.00-3.30pm. Our bi-annual in-person away-day is normally held in London or Nottingham. Trustees are also expected to attend occasional events, ranging from external functions to national gatherings of our volunteers, and to be available for periodic informal meetings with the Chief Executive, and Chair, and occasional consultations, generally by email, with the senior staff.

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. 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, ongoing support and reimbursable expenses are provided.

To apply
If you would like to apply, please read the ‘available downloads’ below and select ‘Apply Now’ to complete the application form.  As part of the application we’re asking candidates to outline in 500 words why they wish to be a trustee for Marriage Care, what they will bring to the board and how they meet the skills and attributes required.

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

What is it like being a Trustee with Marriage Care? For an insight into being on the board of Trustees you can read an article from our Chair of Trustees – Roger Carr-Jones – or check out the video below from one or our newest Trustees – Ruth Holmes.

A Journey of Discovery – serving on the board of Trustees – by Roger Carr-Jones



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Available downloads