Duties of a Trustee (half-day course)


This half-day course is part of the Wandsworth Advice training programme, working to improve the skills of advisers and staff working within the non-profit advice sector in Wandsworth

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015, 9.45am – 1.15pm

Where: Art Room, Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP

Delivered by: Directory of Social Change

Open to: staff and volunteers of non-profit advice providing organisations based and providing services to Wandsworth residents only. This course is only open to organisations that hold charitable status

Cost: Wandsworth Advice is covering the costs of this event so it is free to participants

How to book: please book using the form below. Places are limited and bookings will be dealt with on a first come first served basis

Course description

A half-day course for trustees and staff who want a good understanding of what it means to be a trustee. Covers charity law and the board, duties and liabilities, interaction with staff, recruitment and training of trustees


To give an understanding of the responsibilities of a trustee and useful insight into how to deliver in a practical way


Trustees/staff of charitable organisations who would like a good understanding of the fundamentals of what being a trustee involves and the good practice measures necessary to fulfill the role

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop further skills in your role as a trustee
  • Work more effectively as a member of the governing board


  • Charity law and the role of the board
  • Company law and the role of directors of charitable companies
  • Board and trustee duties and liability
  • Terms of reference of board officers
  • Strategic direction and financial management in brief
  • Selection, recruitment, induction and training of trustees
  • Board interaction with staff: policies, procedures and reporting

Please book using the form below

We will respond to your booking within 48 hours. Please email any questions directly to Patrick Torsney