Becoming a trustee
CMTUK is run by four part-time members of staff, together with the Board of Trustees, the majority of whom have CMT themselves. Under the charity’s Articles of Association, there can be up to 10 Trustees.
It is useful to have people as trustees who have specific skills – these vary, but financial, fundraising, legal, and business experience, are essential to any charity.
You do not need to have CMT to be a Trustee.
You must be over 18, and subject to various restrictions – see the application form for details.
What do Trustees do?
You need to be prepared to attend meetings (at least four Trustee Meetings per year).
Information on what a trustee does can be found here.
Meetings are held mostly on-line, occasional in person meetings in Coventry, at the CMTUK office in Christchurch, Dorset, or in other parts of the UK may be arranged for which travel and accommodation expenses, if required, are paid for by the charity. On-line meetings are usually for two hours and in person meeting may be held over one day.
In addition, you are expected to attend the Annual General Meeting and Conference, and occasional other meetings that may be arranged.
If you are successful in your application, you can become a co-opted member of the board and would then be put forward for election by the membership at the next AGM.
Trustees serve for a term of three years, and can currently serve three consecutive terms (i.e. nine years). These rules can be found in the Articles of Association.