Being a Trustee: what does it mean?

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This online training covers the basic information that all trustees should know. Cost: £20 per participant


Who is this training for?

If you’re new to your role as a trustee (or board member/committee member) for a registered charity, this training is for you. It’ll also be beneficial if you already have some experience of being a trustee but haven’t attended similar introductory training before.

What will I learn from this training?

After attending this training, you’ll:

  • Understand what a charity is
  • Understand what the charity sector looks like
  • Have a basic understanding of the different legal structures available for charities
  • Understand what a trustee is
  • Understand your legal duties and responsibilities as a trustee
  • Have an awareness of the personal liabilities/risks of being a trustee, and how to deal with them
  • Know where to find guidance for trustees
  • Understand what conflicts of interest are, and how to deal with them

This training will also cover Company Law for charities, if applicable to your role.

Who will be delivering this training?

David Saunders, Group Development Officer (Training) at NCVS, who has been delivering training and support to VCSE sector groups and organisations for over 15 years.

How will this training be delivered?

This training will be delivered online via Zoom. It’ll be interactive and may use various tools and training methods, which the trainer will support you with using. To get the most out of this training, please make sure you have a stable internet connection, working camera and microphone, and a quiet space to join us from.


If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know on our booking form. We might be in touch to discuss any necessary adjustments we can make, so you can fully engage in the training. Closed captions can be enabled during all our online training.

How do I make a booking?

To make a secure, online booking for this training, please click the “Register Now” button and follow the instructions. Please note that payment by credit or debit card will be required.


If you have any questions about this training or have a booking query, please contact us by calling 0115 934 8400 or emailing


17th April, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NCVS interactive online session
Event Fee(s)
Standard fee per participant £20.00