What is a charity trustee?

Trustees have the overall legal responsibility for a charity. The law describes charity trustees as ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity’ (Charities Act 2011, section 177).

A trustee role is an opportunity to use your professional skills and life experiences to make a difference to a cause you believe in, and you’ll benefit too! 

To understand more about the role of a trustee click here.

Looking for your first trustee role? A great place to start is our 'Introduction to trusteeship workshop' where you will learn:

  • What is Trusteeship?
  • What are the responsibilities of a Trustee?
  • What is expected of Trustees?
  • What opportunities are available?
  • How to use #THV to find Trustee opportunities?

The first week in November is National Trustees' Week. To celebrate, we host our annual Hertfordshire Trustee Conference in collaboration with Hertfordshire Community Foundation. Each year, there are a range of excellent speakers and workshops on topics from wellbeing and resilience, the future of boards, and all the things you wish you had known when you became a trustee!

If you need additional support, we are happy to help you find a suitable role – just get in touch via email [email protected] For most roles, you can contact the charity directly by clicking 'join now' via their listings.

Current Trustee Vacancies in Hertfordshire

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Trustees needed for mental health charity
We seek people with skills to support the governance of the Charity and ensure that it remains guided by its constitution. Posted by Viewpoint Hertfordshire
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
Our Board of Trustees is looking for new members to help ensure the effective running of our fantastic local charity and delivery of our purpose and objectives.Posted by Citizens Advice North Herts
Organisation role · 3–6 hrs/month
Flexible location
Charity Trustees
We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who can help us grow our already very successful charity.Posted by Just be a Child
Organisation role · Flexible hours
St Albans
Mental health charity seeks committed, local board members to shape and deliver our strategy. Roles and hours flexible. Training & mentoring offered.Posted by Mind in Mid Herts
Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
British Schools Museum Hitchin Trustees and Chair of Trustees required
We're searching for a new Chair and Trustees to help us emerge from the challenges of the past two years and develop our future strategy.Posted by British Schools Museum Hitchin
Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week
Trustee - Fundraising
Be part of a charity that helps support local people in hard times. We need your help to deliver on our vision, mission and values.Posted by Hitchin Volunteer Army
Organisation role · 1 hrs/Week
School Governor
We have a vacancy on our governing body. This is a local authority position and cannot be a parent/grandparent of a pupil. Posted by Broxbourne CE Primary School
Organisation role · 0–2 hrs/Week
Flexible location
Trustee - HR
Be part of a charity that helps support local people in hard times. We need your help to deliver on our vision, mission and values.Posted by Hitchin Volunteer Army
Organisation role · 0–2 hrs/Week
Looking to become a trustee in Hertfordshire? We are looking for professionals to sit on our board, with an interest in community rehabilitation.Posted by The Living Room
Organisation role · 3–6 hrs/Week
From home
Are you searching for a role where you can give back to the community using your life experience and business skills?Posted by Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline
Organisation role · 1–5 hrs/Week
From home
Our small charity --Young Carers Crew-- is run by a board of Trustees together with a paid Group Manager. We need to find one or more Trustees to join the team.Posted by Young Carers Crew