We’re excited to be helping the Community Transport Association to recruit six new trustees to their Board. CTA has an active Board made up of trustees from CTA member organisations, and co-opted trustees who are external to CTA and its membership. The Board has recently appointed a new Chair and, with a number of trustees coming to the end of their term in the next 12 months as well as some existing vacancies, we are now looking to appoint 2 new co-opted trustees and 4 new member trustees.

The Role of a Trustee

The Board of Trustees plays a very important role in making sure that as a charity, CTA  is run in the interests of the people it is there to support and in line with our formal charitable objects. They strategically oversee the management of the organisation checking that its work and goals are in line with its vision. Trustees are not involved in the day-to-day running of CTA. Instead, they play the role of ‘critical friend’ to the Chief Executive and team by giving support and by challenging – in a constructive way – to help them manage effectively.

In particular, we are looking for people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • People leadership and HR skills – this is a priority skill area for us
  • Finance skills/qualified accountant – this is also a priority skill area
  • Policy experience – particularly around health and wellbeing or community transport
  • Digital, marketing, PR experience – particularly digital skills in developing services and service delivery post-covid
  • Political influencing and campaigning, across all four nations
  • Community Transport sector experience
  • Member trustee representation from all four UK Nations

CTA recognise that the present Board has low gender diversity and a lack of variation in the backgrounds and experiences of the Trustees, and we are working to change this. CTA is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that they reflect the full breadth of the people they aim to support, and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates.

We recognise many people who would be really good trustees might not see themselves in the role or might feel lacking in confidence to apply. If you have a passion to support accessible and inclusive transport in the community, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Find out more and apply

To find out more about the role, and how to apply,  you can download our information packs below. If you’re part of a CTA member organisation, download the pack for member trustees. If you’re not part of a member organisation, you can download our pack for co-opted trustees.

Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.  These should be sent to recruitment@ep-uk.org.

If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Paul Venning, p.venning@ep-uk.org to arrange a convenient time. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 July with shortlisting interviews taking place the next couple of weeks thereafter. Interviews with CTA will take place weeks commencing the 9th and 16th August.

Download our Information Pack for Member Trustees

Download our Information Pack for Co-opted Trustees

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