Trustee Roles

Volunteering with Warwickshire Pride as a trustee is an incredibly rewarding experience that will enable you to make a difference to the lives of LGBT+ people, as well as developing your skills. We are currently seeking new trustees to join our board and help shape the future of the charity to ensure we continue to meet our objectives. Please see the role descriptions below. Don't be put off if some of the roles seem like a lot of work. The truth is that the roles only require a couple of hours of your time each week, so you can easily fit it in around your other commitments. The deadline for applying is Wednesday 30th June. Interviews will take place soon after, at a mutually convenient time.

About Warwickshire Pride

The following objectives are for the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT+) young people and adults:

1.To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of such people, in particular, but not exclusively through:

a.The provision of information, guidance and emotional support;

b.Safe, social meeting spaces where people can explore verbally and express their sexual orientation or gender identity.

2.The promotion of equality and diversity in the Warwickshire area for the public benefit by:

a.The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity;

b.Working in partnership with other providers and community groups to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, and the needs of LGBT+ young people and adults;

c.Advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity, with a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Roles


The purpose of this role is to:

  • Ensure the financial affairs of the charity are conducted within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice;
  • To work with the Chair to ensure the financial viability and development of the charity.

Main duties include:

  • Ensure the board of trustees fulfils its financial responsibilities;
  • Ensure proper systems are in place and maintained for budgeting, financial control, insurance and reporting;
  • Keeping trustees informed about the charity’s finances by verbal report at each trustee meeting and by written report at the charity’s AGM;
  • Communicating with the Chair to maintain a clear picture of the financial health of the charity;
  • Ensuring that financial reports are provided in the proper format and at the proper time, as required by law;
  • Ensuring the appointment or auditors and independent examiners;
  • Ensuring that the board of trustees develops a long-term financial strategy with objectives that can be monitored;
  • Monitoring the charity’s budget;
  • Ensuring appropriate financial goals are set for the charity.

Key qualities required:

  • A knowledge of financial accounting and reporting procedures;
  • Ability to communicate financial information to those who may have little or no financial background;
  • Hands on book keeping skills.


The Purpose of this role is to:

  • Deputise for the Chair at trustee meetings, other meetings and events;
  • Chair standing or sub-committees or working groups;
  • To act in other specialised capacities, e.g. membership secretary;
  • To act as a representative on other bodies.

Key qualities required (in addition to the key qualities of a general trustee):

  • A knowledge of and commitment to the work of the charity;
  • Good meeting and presentation skills;
  • Supportive and confident leadership style.

Please note that we will accept applications from people who do not have any previous experience. However, the key qualities are essential. In addition, you must serve as a general trustee for a minimum of one year before being promoted to the role of Vice-Chair. Being co-opted into the Vice Chair role is possible with less than one year of service as a general trusteee, but this is at the discretion of Warwickshire Pride's board of trustees.

General Trustee

The purpose of this role is to:

  • Ensure the charity is complying legally with its constitution;
  • Provide support to other trustees on the board;
  • Assist in the management of the charity.
  • Main duties include:
  • Attending regular trustee meetings;
  • Contributing actively to trustee meetings;
  • Carrying out tasks as agreed with the board of trustees.

Key qualities required:

  • Honesty;
  • Integrity;
  • Trustworthiness;
  • A commitment to the charity and its objectives;
  • An ability to think creatively;
  • Willingness to speak your mind;
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Please note that we will accept applications from people who do not have any previous experience as a trustee. You also do not have to be LGBT+ to be a trustee of Warwickshire Pride. The qualities are essential though.

All the trustee roles may require additional duties relating to promotion, fundraising and event organising. However, this will be discussed and agreed with you when relevant. You can commit to as much or as little as you wish beyond the duties detailed above.

To apply for any of the trustee roles, please complete an application below. Once you submit the application form, we will be in touch with you within one week to discuss your application.

Trustee Application Form


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