Trustee-Director for VAC

Voluntary Action Coventry Trustee-director recruitment

VAC Trustee-director role

Title:   Trustee-director

Role:    To share your knowledge, skills and experience in taking joint responsibility with other trustee-directors for the on-going governance of VAC.

             VAC Trustee-directors fulfil an essential role, ensuring our organisation continues to support voluntary and community activity in Coventry.

VAC Trustee-director general responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that VAC complies with its governing document (Mem & Arts), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  2. To actively contribute to the Management Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction; including setting overall vision, aims and policy, setting targets and evaluating performance
  3. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of VAC.
  4. To ensure the financial stability of VAC.
  5. To protect and manage the property/resources of VAC, and to ensure the proper investment of its funds.
  6. To contribute to the appointment and monitoring of the performance of the senior officer.
  7. To deputise for the senior officer at external meetings/forums.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Trustee-directors are required to sign a statement confirming their eligibility to serve as a trustee.
  2. Trustee-directors are expected to declare any real or potential conflicts of interest in accordance with VAC’s policy on this issue.
  3. Trustee-directors are expected to offer personal commitment to the principles of VAC’s Diversity and Equality policy, and to implementing equality of opportunity in every aspect of VAC’s work.
  4. Trustee-directors may be asked to assist VAC with occasional personnel issues i.e. recruitment drives, grievance hearings, appraisals etc. 
  5. Trustee-directors are expected to familiarise themselves with the work of VAC and the roles of staff and volunteers.
  6. Trustee-directors are expected to request and participate in training when appropriate to enable them to fulfil their duties and to develop both individually and collectively.

Person Specification:

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Knowledge and experience of the voluntary and community sector.
  • Ability to offer commitment to VAC.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute to the strategic vision.
  • Ability to listen and willingness to speak out.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to respect confidences and confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand the difference between governance and management and to delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to demonstrate specific skills such as financial, fundraising, marketing, human resources.


Trustee-directors meet as a Board six times a year on a bi-monthly basis, meetings are usually held on a Wednesday morning 10am – 12pm either in person or virtually.  Trustee-directors are expected to attend all meetings if possible.


All papers for Board meetings are circulated at least a week in advance of the meetings.  In addition, where necessary/essential Trustee-directors are also contacted between meetings via email for comment/direction.

For more information about the role please email Sue Ogle, Chief Executive or call us on 024 7622 0381 Mon-Wed.