Governance

Salford CVS can provide a package of governance support to enable you to carry out your roles and responsiblities as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This support is suitable for trustees of a registered charity, directors of a limited company by guarantee, or members of a management committee or a community group in Salford.  

Trustee Recruitment & Board Review

Salford CVS has brought together a collection of key resources to support trustees:

  • The Code of Good Governance
  • Trustee support
  • Trustee Induction and information pack 
  • Board Review and Renewal information
  • Trustee Recruitment pack 
  • Additional templates to support your organisation.

Visit the Trustee Recruitment & Board Review pack webpage.

Good Governance Training

We run regular interactive sessions to support and up-skill trustees of all levels alongside peer learning and networking opportunities.

Trustees Roles & Responsibilities - An Introduction will help you:

  • Understand your role as a trustee
  • Understand your responsibilities to your organisation
  • Be aware of tools to use in the future and anticipate challenges that may arise
  • Understand what to expect and also what should be expected of you

Committee Members Training provides an introduction to the general roles and responsibilities of a committee including:

  • Responsibilities of the Chair Person
  • Responsibilities of the Treasurer
  • Responsibilities of the Secretary
  • Fundraising / applying for funding
  • Involving the community/ communicating your message

All sessions currently take place online via Zoom.

Next training dates and booking

Our trustee training can be tailored to meet your immediate needs and challenges. We are happy to deliver a bespoke trustee training programme at your board meeting by arrangement if suitable. Please call for further details 0161 787 7795.

Publications and Guides

NCVO's The Good Trustee Guide

The Good Trustee Guide has been broken into four sections for the translation, and the booklets can be downloaded free of charge from the NCVO website.

The booklets are titled:

  1. What is a charity
  2. What is a charity trustee
  3. What trustees must do
  4. How trustees look after the charity

Trustees' Week

trustees' week

Trustee Week is an annual event showcasing the vital role trustee’s play from all walks of life across the country. For Trustee week events: Click Here

Trustee Support Networks

There are a host of national and umbrella networks offering specific support to trustees, listed below are just a few:

Trustee Recruitment

The Reach website has a support for Boards resource section with information on becoming a trustee and recruiting and retaining trustees Visit the Reach website.. Click Here.

Young Charity Trustees

Set up on LinkedIn, the idea behind it is to support young people who are already trustees and to encourage more to become trustees through sharing advice and information. Many young people currently don't even know it is possible for them to become trustees but it can be hugely beneficial both for them and for the organisation they choose to help. Visit the LinkedIn page or follow on Young Charity Trustees on twitter.

Network of Women Chairs

The purpose of Network of Women Chair (NWC) is to share experiences and learning through networking with fellow women chairs and vice chairs of trustees thereby improving charity governance. Find out more about the NWC and upcoming meetings on the Groundbreakers website.

The Charity Commission

For a range of trustee support and up to the minute information, including the essential trustee visit The Charity Commission website.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk

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Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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