Join our Board as a Member Trustee

Mon 20 Mar 2023

Join our Board as a Member Trustee

This opportunity is open to individuals (staff, volunteers, trustees) who could represent an organisation within our Befriending Networks membership. You can check your membership status using our Directory. As a Member Trustee you represent befriending services ensuring that we continue to be a membership led and membership informed organisation.

Befriending Networks

Befriending Networks, a growing network of organisations for the befriending sector with over 370 members across the UK, is looking for talented individuals to join our Board as a Member Trustee to represent the interests of our diverse membership. We aim to provide a high standard of information sharing, training, quality development, consultancy in relation to befriending. Our activities support the delivery of high-quality befriending services and maintain an effective and supportive network among our members. We raise the profile and understanding of befriending among politicians, commissioners, funders, and the public.

Role of Member Trustee

The role of a Member Trustee includes ensuring that Befriending Networks pursues its objective. You will work in partnership with the Chief Executive and engaging with fellow trustees in decision-making by sharing knowledge, skills, and experience as a member befriending organisation to inform the board’s work planning and activities.

We are seeking Member Trustees who will provide good independent judgement, impartiality, alongside excellent communication, and interpersonal skills to advance our organisations aims. We would particularly welcome interest from individuals who have expertise in equalities, diversity, and inclusion; finance; volunteer management; or research, evaluation, and impact.

Interested individuals can find more information regarding our governance arrangements, skill, knowledge, and experience gap, practical information, timeline of trustee recruitment in 2023, current staff & services, and strategic aims in our information pack.

Please click here for the Befriending Networks Member Trustee Information Pack

Please email our CEO, Susan Hunter in the first instance to express your interest, please include a short
outline of relevant experience. This should be received no later than 21st April 2023.

Informal enquiries and the opportunity to find out more about the role are also very welcome and again these
can be made to our CEO.
Contact: Susan Hunter
Phone: 07729 107 002 

Member Trustee - Befriending Networks