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Become a Trustee

Business meeting

As a trustee you will have overall control of our charity and will hold a responsibility for making sure we are doing what we were set up to do.

Trustees are the people who lead TDAS and decide how it is run.

Being a trustee means you will be making decisions that will impact on people’s lives.  In being a trustee for TDAS you will be making a difference to your local community and to society as a whole.


As a trustee you will use your skills and experience to support the charity, helping us to achieve our aims.

Trustees will also often learn new skills during their time on the board.


You will need the following:

Knowledge and Experience

  • A clear understanding of the role of a trustee and the willingness and the commitment to devote the necessary time, preparation and effort to the proper discharge of the responsibilities of a trustee
  • Experience of operating in a senior role
  • Brings a broad knowledge of social, charitable, management and governance issues


 Abilities and skills

  • A strategic thinker
  • A sharp mind and good judgment
  • Effective communicator: clear, concise and able to adapt to the needs of the audience
  • Proactive, willing to offer constructive challenge and support judgments
  • A team player, respecting different views and able to work with board colleagues and the executive
  • Able to build strong relationships and champion TDAS.


Personal Qualities

  • An empathy with and/or support for the aims and values of TDAS and a willingness to spend time with people affected by domestic abuse and bring that experience to the board.
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity
  • Good listener, open to others’ views and welcomes feedback on own contribution.


If you are successfully chosen to be a trustee for TDAS, you will be invited to a board meeting and will begin regular monthly meetings.  You will receive an induction and any training needed to ensure that you are able to perform your role as a trustee of the charity.

Interested in becoming a trustee?

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