Become a BCM trustee

Opportunities to guide our work and develop your skills

BCM’s trustees help our charity make a positive difference to Birmingham communities.  We’re looking for new trustees to diversify and further strengthen our board – would you like to be involved?

Grow with us

We’re looking especially for trustees who have knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • The private sector.

We are actively seeking trustees with identities underrepresented in the charity sector.

If your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, age, caring responsibilities or lived experience (or a combination of those things) means you rarely see yourself reflected in the charity sector, we want to hear and amplify your voice. 

Experience is less important than passion and willingness to grow with us. 

We will give you training and resources to ensure being a BCM trustee supports your professional development and personal growth. 

Time-wise, you would need to prepare for and attend four trustee meetings a year, which we’re currently holding online. We have one or two social and planning events every year, when we like to be together in person. We cover travel expenses so you won’t be out of pocket. We would also like you to give a little time each month (one to four hours) to support BCM’s work with your specialist knowledge. This can be remote. 

In return for your input, you will benefit from being part of a small Birmingham charity in its formative years. Together we can strengthen communities and create positive change.

How to apply

Before making any formal application, you’re welcome to have a chat with us and find out what being a trustee is all about – please email us.

If you’re keen to proceed, please read:

Then send an introductory email to us, with the subject line BCM Trustee. Briefly outline what you could bring to the role of trustee at Birmingham Community Matters.