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Date(s) - 24th Sep
10:00 am - 4:15 pm

St John's Church


Course Cost

The course costs £40 to members of TVA and £55 to non-members including lunch.

If you would like to become a member of TVA download the membership pack here Membership Pack 2019-20

Course Outline
This one-day course is designed for those thinking about becoming a trustee and for new and existing trustees who could benefit from some formal training around their roles, particularly identifying trustee responsibilities and liabilities.

Course Aims

  • Define the legal status of Trustees
  • Recognise ways to reduce associated risks and potential legal challenges
  • Develop good practice specific to your organisation

Course Objectives

Establish who can and who can’t be a trustee, summarise trustee roles, responsibilities and liabilities

  • Identify the 3 strands of governance
  • Review your role and responsibility for good financial management

Course Programme

  • Welcomes and Housekeeping
  • Participant Introductions
  • What is a trustee?
  • Who can be a trustee?
  • Roles, responsibilities and liabilities
  • Governance
    • Governing without managing
    • Corporate / fiduciary
    • Strategic
    • Impact
  • Relationship with chair and chief executive
  • Understanding finance

Course Tutor – Matthew Plumridge

The course will be run by Matthew Plumridge who has worked in the not-for-profit and charitable sector for over 25 years in roles such as volunteer co-ordinator, project manager and Board member working with small, medium and large UK and international charities. He is a former Trustee of Volunteering England, Disability Initiative, Toc H and Positive Action (an HIV Charity).  Matthew has interviewed over 5,000 prospective volunteers in his time, managed two volunteer centres in Surrey and managed 2,500 volunteers on 60 + community projects

Course Duration

Up to 6.25 hours 10am to 4:15 pm including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch which will be provided.

These courses are in demand so book early to ensure that you have a place!


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Ticket £55.00
TVA Member Ticket £40.00

Contact Us

Phone: 01883 722593

Email: info@tva.org.uk

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