What are the benefits of becoming a trustee?

Trustees are vital within the educational landscape and there are many benefits to becoming a trustee. Being a trustee provides a great opportunity to develop experience in strategic decision-making at senior level which, in turn, will help in your career advancement.

Getting involved in a trust also provides trustees with personal development opportunities, allowing you to not only gain experience, but also improve your skills in a variety of areas.

Similarly, you’ll demonstrate your ability to perform in a non-executive position as part of a portfolio career. It is important to note however that all these roles are pro bono.

This short video from the National Governance Association, showcases well the benefits of becoming a trustee.

What difference will you make?

Becoming a trustee gives you the chance to work to improve young people’s life chances. As a trustee you are able to…

  • Use your lived experience and skills to bring a new perspective to the table.
  • Hold executive teams to account, which allows pupils to receive the education they need to thrive within a school environment.
  • Ensure that voices from many different groups and communities are represented, including voices from groups which may often struggle to be heard within education.
  • Make sure a difference is being made in and for your local community.
  • Build professional networks and gain new skills, allowing you to bring even to the board.

The role of a trustee

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Find out more about the main responsibilities of a trustee below.

The process of becoming a trustee

With the Trustee Recruitment Service, the process to becoming a trustee couldn't be simpler!

Find out more about becoming a trustee below.