The Vegetarian Society's governing body is its board of trustees, also referred to as Council. Trustees work in a voluntary capacity and are there to set the strategic direction of the charity as well as ensuring that the charity is following all relevant rules.
It's difficult to pin down what makes a good trustee, but essentials include an enthusiasm for the charity’s work, the ability to work as part of a team, common sense and a can-do approach to life. Ideal candidates will be able to offer some relevant skills based on their own life and work experience.
The following links give more information about being a trustee for the Vegetarian Society:
The role of Council 37 KB
The role of a trustee 36 KB
Trustees can either be elected by the membership or co-opted by Council itself in order to fill identified skills gaps.If you feel that you could contribute to the future of the Vegetarian Society in this way, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with experience in fundraising, the food industry or someone with a legal background.
At least one trustee place will be available for election by members at the AGM on 14 September 2013. If you have been a full adult member since our last AGM on 15 September 2012 and think that you might be interested in getting more involved, please get in touch to find out more. You can contact Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive (email@example.com, 0161 925 2000) for a formal discussion about what's involved. To stand for election you will need to complete a nomination form. If you would like a form, then please get in touch with our Company Secretary, Antony Byatt (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0161 925 2000). Alternatively, the form can be downloaded from here.
Nomination forms should be posted the address below, and must be received by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday 26 June 2013.
The Company Secretary, The Vegetarian Society, Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham, WA14 4QG
List of current trustees 2012 - 2013
Sean O'Donnell - Treasurer