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Unique opportunity to lead, inspire and make a difference within local communities in Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire VCS Alliance is the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the local voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire.

Our mission is to:

  • Be the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire
  • Promote equal partnerships between the VCSE, public and private sectors
  • Be at the forefront of positive change within the VCSE sector in the county
  • Support VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire to become more sustainable

It's an exciting time to join the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance as a trustee as we continue to develop and grow our organisation.

As a trustee you will: 

  • Be part of a passionate, skilled Board of Trustees who work together to strengthen and support the Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Gloucestershire
  • Help create a thriving, strong, resilient VCSE sector in the county for the benefit of individuals & communities
  • Learn new skills and develop existing ones

Our trustees have 6 main duties, and they are to:

  • Ensure our organisation is carrying out its purposes for public benefit
  • Act in the best interests of our organisation at all times
  • Comply with our governing document and the law
  • Manage our resources responsibly
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Ensure we are accountable

In return we ask that you:

  • Attend meetings - our board of trustees meets four times per year and holds an annual Away Day. We ask our trustees to make every effort to attend meetings, and notify officers in good time if they are unable to do so
  • Consent to sharing your information with the Charity Commission, staff, and fellow trustees
  • Complete an annual Skills Audit to identify any areas of development for the board
  • Be willing to take on additional roles and responsibilities where possible and undertake training where necessary
  • Adhere to our Trustee Code of Conduct

Please note - to be eligible to become one of our trustees you must be at least 16 years old. You must not act as a trustee if you are disqualified unless authorised to do so by a waiver from the Charity Commission. The reasons for disqualification include:

  • being bankrupt or having an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)
  • having an unspent conviction for certain offences (including any that involve dishonesty or deception)
  • being on the sex offenders’ register

For an informal discussion about this role please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please download a copy of our application form here

You can also meet our current trustees here

We look forward to receiving your application.