Welcome to Trustees’ Week 2019. This is an annual celebration of trustees and all they do for voluntary organisations in Camden and beyond. It’s also a chance for trustees and chairs to come together to learn, share and network.
What is a trustee?
According to the Trustees’ Week website:
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.
They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
How can I take part?
If you’re recruiting a trustee, then your first step is to add the role to our website. Simply Connect makes it quick and easy to advertise the skills and experience of what you are looking for, and gives you direct contact with the applicants. It’s also open 24/7 and the trustee roles that are live on our website, will be featured in our Trustees’ Week campaign.
Attend one of Camden’s Trustees’ Week events
You may also be interested in these events for trustees which are being hosted by our friends at Voluntary Action Camden:
Trustees’ Week Event – Safeguarding and Trustees
Wednesday 6th November, 2.00pm – 5.00pm at Voluntary Action Camden, Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street NW1.
Are you a charity trustee whose organisation delivers services to children and young people in Camden? Do you have the correct policies and procedures in place?
Trustees have primary responsibility for safeguarding in their charity, so come along to our free workshop and find out how the Charity Commission’s Guidance affects you.
Interested in attending? Contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon – Wed)
Trustees’ Week Event – Health Transformation Update for Chairs and Trustees
Thursday 7th November, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Voluntary Action Camden, Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street NW1.
Learn about the latest changes to the health service in terms of new structures and new ways of working. Especially new ways of working involving the voluntary and community sector.
Special Guest Speakers: Cllr Pat Callaghan (Deputy Leader of Camden Council and board member of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group) and Kathy Elliott (Governing Body Vice Chair and Lay Member Camden Clinical Commissioning Group ). Between them, Pat and Kathy are on the Governing Body of the Camden CCG, as well as many other structures such as CPEG, The Health and Wellbeing Board etc and have an intimate knowledge of current health structures in the borough. This is a unique opportunity to chairs and trustees of Camden organisations to learn first-hand about major changes happening in the health service. Changes that will have a big impact on our sector, as the 5 local CCGs merge into one large CCG and at the local level, GPs start working across neighbourhood clusters called PCNs.
Join Camden Trustee Meetups
These events are open to all Camden committee members (trustees, board members, management committee members etc.) of voluntary and community groups.
You will find details of the next meetups and can join the Camden group on the meetup website.
Search for a local trustee role
Use our website to quickly and easily search for local trustee volunteering roles. (HINT: Choose ‘TRUSTEESHIPS & COMMITTEES’ under ‘Activities’ and then hit the search button.
Resources and Reading
Need more support with recruiting trustees?
Get in touch with our Best Practice Manager Shafia (3 days a week, usually Tues-Thurs). She is happy to help!