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Become a Trustee of HAD

HAD are looking for Disabled people to become trustees of our charity. Being a Disabled person is an essential criterion for this role.

Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives.

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, a charity’s management and administration. They play a very important role, in a sector that contributes significantly to the character and wellbeing of the country.

Trusteeship can be rewarding for many reasons - from a sense of making a difference to the charitable cause, to new experiences and relationships.

You and your co-trustees must make sure that the charity is carrying out the purposes for which it is set up, and no other purpose. This means you should:

  • ensure you understand the charity’s purposes as set out in its governing document

  • plan what your charity will do, and what you want it to achieve

  • be able to explain how all of the charity’s activities are intended to further or support its purposes

  • understand how the charity benefits the public by carrying out its purposes

As someone responsible for governing a charity, you:

  • must use reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary

  • should give enough time, thought and energy to your role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings

Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. For more information or to apply please email

For more information about becoming a Trustee please read the following:


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