Striking the right balance

At Cumbria CVS, we have a trustee board that is made up of volunteers who are committed, strong, considered and driven to achieve a sustainable and exciting future for Cumbria CVS.  We are looking to recruit new trustees to enhance this team, taking account of skills and diversity, including demographics, and look forward to sharing these exciting opportunities with you soon.

Undertaking this process reminded us of the benefits and importance of having a diverse board, reflective of the communities and the clients that we serve.

At our AGM in November last year, we were joined by Jane Ide, CEO at NAVCA (our national infrastructure body) who delivered a workshop entitled: Board Diversity: striking the right balance. Jane reminded us all of the importance of considering diversity when reviewing the composition of your trustee board including gender, ethnicity, age, clients and demographics, ensuring that the mix is appropriate for your organisation.

If you need any help to review your board and/or to review trustee roles and responsibilities, contact one of our local Business Development Officers who will be happy to help.

And remember, if you or someone you know may be looking for an opportunity to engage with, help shape and support CVS, please do get in touch – we would be very interested to hear from you.

Kind regards

Laura Cadman
Chief Executive Officer
Cumbria CVS