Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

Event aims

Being a good trustee is critical to the success of your organisation.

If you want to become more effective and help your organisation to become even better at what it does, then this event is for you!

In this workshop we will explore how trustees work with paid staff, volunteers, service users, members and other stakeholders to make sure your organisation is run effectively and meets the needs for which it was set up.

This event will give a clear overview of the roles and responsibilities of committee members of charitable organisations.

This live, interactive workshop will be delivered over Zoom.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for charity trustees, chief execs, directors and key decision makers.

Please note this training event is currently only available to organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the term ‘Governance’ and the key principles of good governance
  • Understand the terms ‘trustee, director and management committee’
  • Have a basic understanding of voluntary and community sector legal structures
  • Know the barriers to ensuring good governance
  • Know how to improve governance
  • Understand trustee duties and responsibilities

You will leave the workshop with practical tools to help increase the effectiveness of your group.

This will also be an opportunity to network with other trustees.

About the trainer

This training will be delivered by Hilary Ashton, a development officer at Community First Yorkshire. Hilary is an experienced trainer and has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.

How to book

Scroll down to book your place. Booking deadline is Monday 5 July, 12pm.

If you have any questions about the training please contact the Community Support Team or telephone 01904 704 177.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact or telephone 01904 704 177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

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