Could you be our next trustee?

November 23, 2020 Tags: , , , ,

We would love to strengthen our existing board of trustees. We’re particularly keen to recruit people who can help Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) reach more community groups in the east, west and north of the city.

In turn, we hope you will benefit from being part of our small Birmingham charity in its formative years. BCM has the potential to strengthen communities and create positive change.

In terms of our backgrounds, we’re not yet as diverse a team as we’d like to be. So we’d especially like to welcome trustees to BCM’s board who are underrepresented in the charity sector – people who feel they can help us better represent Birmingham’s diverse, brilliant population.

We carried out a trustee skills audit last year and identified some areas of knowledge where we could do with further trustee support. Those include financial management, human resources, marketing, social media, and knowledge of the private sector. So if you have experience in one or some of those areas, we’d love to hear from you.

If you feel too young to become a trustee or you are concerned that you lack some areas of knowledge, please apply anyway – we may be able to organise training to help you get up to speed. Have a look at the Young Trustees’ Movement for inspiration.

Being a trustee for BCM is not a paid role but we can cover basic expenses for you to attend meetings and carry out trustee business – for example: for travel or childcare.

Time-wise, we would need you to prepare for and attend a minimum of four trustee meetings per year (currently being held digitally while we keep one another safe during the coronavirus pandemic). You may also be asked to contribute to or lead working groups focused on areas where you have experience – such as in policies and procedures, marketing, fundraising, or something else relevant.

If you are interested in becoming a BCM trustee please read:

BCM Responsibilities of Trustees
BCM Role of the Board
BCM Governance Principles
Our 2019-2020 annual report and accounts.

Then send an introductory email to, with the subject line BCM Trustee, briefly outlining your experience within community or volunteering organisations and what you believe you could contribute to the role of trustee for BCM.

Prior to any formal application, you will be offered the opportunity to have an informal discussion with an existing BCM trustee.

We look forward to hearing from you!