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Business Trustee

Reach Volunteering
Voluntary role
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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A.C.E supports young people to improve their emotional/mental health. We are currently looking for someone with a strong business background who can help us further our reach with an improved business strategy. Your business expertise will help ensure we continue our sustainability for many years to come. In addition to providing support around our business strategy you will also be contributing to the good governance of our organisation.

A.C.E was founded in 2008 following a piece of research with vulnerable young people about their needs. A.C.E was designed by young people and young people continue to be involved in its development. In 2011 A.C.E became a registered charity and has slowly grown over the years.

Role summary

  • To advise on business sustainability and other related initiatives.
  • To provide thought leadership around issues relating to income generation and selling of services.
  • To link with relevant businesses and organisations to help develop working partnerships that could lead to the organisation’s long term sustainability.
  • To support yearly strategic/business planning, monitoring and review.
  • Draw on your networks to support our work. Ideally to sit on one of the working groups.

Person specification

  • Significant business/commercial strategy experience. 
  • Experience of working at a senior management / leadership level. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the charity.
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
  • Good, independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

Time commitment

The Board meets once a month. The trustee is expected to commit at least 5 hours a month, which includes board meetings and participation. The term is three years but can be extended.

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please send a CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest and what you might contribute to a Board. If you would like an informal chat with the Chair before applying please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team to arrange a conversation.


Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

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Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

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020 3943 9901
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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