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TRUSTEE TRAINING

Being a charity trustee can be incredibly rewarding but there is so much information on-line that it can be a a bit overwhelming.

BRAVEHOUND decided to provide training for current and potential trustees and to make the training open to other military charities in Scotland.

To find out what being a trustee is all about and for an opportunity to ask any question you may have, do join us for 8  1hr zoom sessions covering all aspects of being a charity trustee.

The course, which is tailored to Scottish Military charities,  starts on February 11th and runs for 8 weeks.

The cost is just £50 per participant.

To register contact Craig Fulton at  craig@govguide.co.uk or 07986 844672


  • Charities are governed by their trustees; dedicated volunteers who are willing to give up their time to help a cause that they are passionate about.

  • However, it is important the they understand their roles, responsibilities and legal commitments. Experience suggests that many charities get into trouble because trustees are simply unaware of their duties.

  • If a charity wants to do the best by its trustees, and vice-versa then an induction course is a very wise investment.

Craig Fulton is a retired naval officer, experienced trustee and charity CEO with a Post Graduate diploma as a Charity Manager. For several years he has been running a popular induction course to help introduce charity trustees to their role. He is offering a course specifically for Scottish Armed Forces Charities which will consist of 8 x 1 hour Zoom sessions running on consecutive Thursday evenings from 11 February. It costs £50 per attendee.

The course programme will be:

11 Feb Session 1: Introduction

    • Background to the charitable sector

    • Some definitions

    • OSCR – the Scottish Charity Regulator

18 Feb   Session 2: Trusteemanship

    • Eligibility

    • Trustee’s roles, duties and responsibilities

25 Feb    Session 3: Impact measurement

    • Monitoring and evaluation – is it necessary?

    • A theory of change

    • The logical framework

    • Social return on investment

4 Mar     Session 4: Financial Awareness

    • Trustee view of finance

    • What to look for and what to expect

11 Mar     Session 5: Legal issues

    • Legal background to the sector

    • Governance structures

    • Legal status of trustees

    • Litigation and other considerations

18 Mar     Session 6: People

    • Stakeholders

    • Trustee responsibilities in the recruitment, management and dismissal of staff

    • Volunteer issues

    • Conflict and disagreement

25 Mar   Session 7: What can go wrong

      • When it goes wrong – reporting incidents and issues

      • Case-studies – learn from those who have got it wrong!

    1 Apr     Session 8:  Further Case-Studies, Questions, top-tips and wash-up

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