The board of Marriage Care is about to enter a season of growth and change as we look to recruit new trustees to join us in enabling the vital relationship support services we provide to the Catholic community and beyond.

We would particularly welcome applicants who hold experience in one or more of the fields below:

  • Income generation including major donor development
  • IT and systems strategy and project management
  • Marketing and social media experience
  • Relationship counselling/therapeutic practice and supervision
  • Training delivery and accreditation

It is essential that applicants can fully commit to Marriage Care’s ethos and values, can volunteer for a minimum three-year term and that they are committed to working together with a team of trustees to provide good governance for the charity, support for the Chief Executive, staff and volunteers. We are open to applicants who may not have Trustee experience.

You can find out more about our Board of Trustees by visiting our Trustees webpage – here

Benefits
The benefits of volunteering as a Trustee can be wide ranging – 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. Marriage Care provide you with the chance to help couples, families and the wider society, use and develop your skills and confidence as well as the opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic national organisation. Induction, training and reimbursable expenses are provided.

To apply, please read the ‘available downloads’ below and email a completed application form, CV and cover letter to mark@marriagecare.org.uk describing your relevant skills and experience and letting us know what is motivating you to apply. If you would like an informal chat about the role before applying please contact our Chief Executive Mark Molden on 07791400028.

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 what to do in your first year of being a Trustee – the guide can be found here

Available downloads