WFL Charity Trustee Community Meet Up

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The Working Free Charity Trustee Community Group is for individuals who are currently a Trustee or considering becoming a Trustee.

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This event is Free for WFL Community Members. If you are a member use your promo when booking or Click here to join from only £30+ VAT per month to get this and other Community Meet-Up events for free and discounts from online Masterclass.

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The Online Meet-Up is led by the Working Free Delivery Partner and lasts 60 minutes. The Meet-Up agenda will include time for learning and discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bring up and discuss scenarios and challenges they would like to share with the group for consensus and feedback. All attendees will have access to the WFL Charity Trustee Community LinkedIn group to share contact details and continue the conversation and collaboration.

Benefits of Meet-Ups

  • Everyone who attends will have similar interests.
  • They are a great way of meeting new people.
  • You will get ideas and inspiration from the group expert and other attendees.
  • You are certain to pick up tips that you can implement in your own business.
  • By sharing what you are struggling with you may find some helpful advice.
  • It’s an opportunity to spend some time working on your business or career.

Charity Trustee Work

Charity Trustee work is attractive to many senior executives coming off the permanent headcount and seeking an independent working lifestyle. It is also attractive to those still in permanent employment – but for slightly different reasons.

It can be a relatively easy sector for Individual professionals to get into. You need to have the charitable ethos, in general, and for your chosen Charity in particular. No remuneration – but usually, reimbursement for direct expenses. Occasionally, there may be some project work, remunerated separately.

The definition and scope of Charity Trustee work follows and we explain what this market is, how it works, it's positioning and how you can best get into it. We do this, generally, by linking into other sources of information.

It is important to remember that being a Charity Trustee is similar to being a Non-Executive Director in a limited company – rights, duties, responsibilities are similar – but not identical. These need to be understood.

What is of fundamental importance is that you need to be aware of the totality of what you are supposed to be conversant with. What you finish up being conversant with is up to you!

With over 160,000 charities in England and Wales alone, it is inevitable that they will all be different in terms of structure, organisation, competence, efficiency and solvency. The sector profile is shaped a bit like a tadpole – a cluster of large organisations at the top and with a long thin tail. The last thirty or so years have seen massive changes and pressures to perform like established conventional businesses. Serious progress has been made. But it is a fact that many lag behind. Much of Working Free’s comments in this Section are about joining winners and avoiding problematic or struggling Charities. Nonsense! Be brave! Do your due diligence wisely – and be prepared to take risk and help those who need help. Believing in their charitable aims and ethos helps!

About D’Arcy Myers

D’Arcy specialises in governance and trustee development in the Charity Sector. He is a highly experienced Third Sector specialist, operating at senior levels with Boards, Chief Executives, and senior managers. With twelve years of hands-on experience as a charity CEO, he has led a number of charities through change and development. He specialises in working with Boards and leadership teams often as an interim CEO to promote a productive governance culture and provide an essential understanding of financial management as key tools in delivering the changes that organisations need. D’Arcy has a wide knowledge of and experience in effective strategic development and change processes and excels in strategy and leadership development, mentoring, performance improvement, evaluation, significant organisational change and development. He is motivated by being able to unlock the potential of people and organisations so they can have a bigger social impact.

About Working Free

Working Free Ltd- – is a specialist career advisory business supporting senior Director-level executives coming off the permanent payroll into an independent working lifestyle. Working Free coaches them from dependency into independency – for their own future; for the enlightened reputation of their sponsoring organisations and – increasingly – for the benefit of the community.

Working Free has a broad range of modular Workshops all aimed at senior people looking to now operate on an independent basis. We divide our services between Organisations and Individuals through our Pathfinder Programmes.

About Devonshire House

Devonshire House Network LogoEstablished about forty years ago, Devonshire House – – is a people-focused membership club for Director-level professionals in leadership roles who have an instinctive focus on the human side of Enterprise. Their aim is to create for their members thinking time and space for key business issues, and where people make the difference. Devonshire House runs about ten main Events each year – a mix of formal dinners, buffets, Directors Forums, Panel Debates, Panel Discussions – and some other specialist one-offs.

At Devonshire House, the Events we promote always aim to reflect the best of current management thinking and – at our best – at issues that need a good airing – some serious exposure – and some animated debate! All of this collaboration gets us closer to some fascinating organisations and people………………… such as Working Free.

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