Trustees serve on the governing board and are responsible for directing the management and administration of the charity.
The board of trustees is responsible for ensuring that the charity runs effectively and within the parameters set out in its governing documents and by charity law
Trustees set and oversee delivery of the strategic plan and ensure the highest possible standards of governance. Home-Start CHAMS is an independent charity and a company limited by guarantee, which means that our Trustees have no financial liability.
Catherine, one of our ex Trustees, lives in Horsham and works as Head of Corporate Communications for a Crawley based business. She is also Mum to two young children. It was her understanding of the challenges that can be faced when raising a young family that influenced her choice to become involved with Home-Start CHAMS.
“Quite simply, the inspiring work of Home-Start volunteers, who offer time each week to help disadvantaged, local families give their small children a better start in life, is why I wanted to become involved. I wanted to see if my professional skills and experience could be useful as a Trustee; in particular I was keen to help develop fundraising plans.”
“As a member of the Board of Trustees, I learnt first-hand what it takes to run an organisation like Home-Start CHAMS, I had the chance to shape how the charity progressed, as well as to develop valuable extra business and personal skills myself. Joining the Board in 2013 until 2019, I was involved in corporate governance, HR and fundraising initiatives. I worked with a talented team of trustees with a diverse range of skills and experience and I’d encourage anyone who has an interest in this type of work to consider becoming a Trustee or a volunteer.”