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Trustee Vacancies

Why become a Trustee for PTAWA?

Being a trustee can be a very rewarding voluntary position. You will help PTAWA to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse in your local area. You may also be developing your own skills by gaining knowledge and experience of business management, finance administration and learning about the voluntary sector. Acting as a Trustee is an opportunity to develop your personal skills and confidence.

As a Trustee you have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of PTAWA, setting policies, formulating strategy, ensuring it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the outcomes which have been set. Your duty is to govern PTAWA and Trustees are responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the group, enabling PTAWA to be managed effectively. You must be focused on the strategic direction of PTAWA, and will not be involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation.

As a Trustee you accept personal responsibility for the activities of PTAWA. Your role is one of governance and it is about leadership and direction. Trustees as a Board are collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring and monitoring that the Group is performing well, is solvent, and complies with all its obligations. You must fully understand your role as a Trustee because you are personally responsible when anything goes wrong in the Group.

Further information in regards to the role of Trustee is contained in the Charity Commission publication ‘The Essential Trustee; What you need to know’ CC3.


How much time will I have to give?

There will be an annual general meeting every year as well as Board meetings. These meetings are monthly and generally take place at 5.30pm for several hours.

In addition, you will need to set aside time prior to each Board meeting to read through the papers and prepare for discussions, and to respond to e-mails etc. sent to you between meetings.

Occasionally, if you have time, you will be asked to take part in day-time meetings such as Away Days, recruitment, or to represent PTAWA at conferences and external meetings.



For further information please telephone Kate Purchase 01639 894864 or email katep@ptwa.org.uk We can send you an information pack and application form and arrange for an informal chat with other Trustees about the Charity and what being a Trustee entails. There is a probationary period for new Trustees to settle in.


Please click here to view our current board of Trustees