“After 45 years in the workplace I wanted to do something with my experience and energy drawing on the skills I have learnt over four careers and to give something back to families, and married couples in particular - Kit Dollard, Chair of Trustees.”
Become a Trustee
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
- Relationship counselling/therapeutic practice and supervision
- Training delivery and accreditation
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.
To hear from our Chair of Trustees, Kit Dollard, and Trustee, Dr. Clare Watkins, and what drew them to the role please click on the links. You can also find out more about our Board of Trustees here .
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.
If you would like to apply, please read the ‘available downloads’ below and email a completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to email@example.com As part of the application we’re asking candidates to submit a 500 word statement outlining why they wish to be a trustee for Marriage Care, what they will bring to the board and how they meet the preferred skills and attributes as identified by the current trustees.
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