Become a Trustee

Trustees have an incredibly important job. Not only do they decide the direction of the charity and take responsibility for our work, they also volunteer their time and skills to help us develop our projects and raise awareness of our campaigns.   

Our Board of Trustees carries a wide range of skills and experience and we are fortunate to have a good balance of business professionals, members of the community and people with a good understanding of community development work.  

A third of our Trustees retires each year by rotation. We welcome them to stand for re-election if they are able to, and we regularly approach new people to join us if they have something special to offer. We also encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch.  


We are currently recruiting for a Treasurer

TDC is seeking an experienced, qualified finance professional, to join our Board of Trustees. We are a dynamic and growing charity tackling inequality in the City of Brighton and Hove and looking for someone to provide both scrutiny and support in overseeing the financial procedures, reporting and risk management.

You will be joining TDC at an important time as our City faces the unprecedented challenge of the Covid -19 pandemic. TDC has a crucial part to play in supporting communities to respond to this challenge – and the Treasurer is a key role to ensure that TDC maintains the robustness we have built up over 20 years.

Our work includes significant local authority contracts to deliver youth work; community development directly in neighbourhoods across the city; and work to address inequalities with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities and with older people.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience as a finance professional, qualified by examination, with commercial awareness and who can demonstrate knowledge and experience of charity finance practices.

As a values-led organisation it is important that you share TDC’s community development values and commitment to equal opportunities practice.

Role Title: Treasurer and Trustee

Main Purpose: To maintain an overview of TDC’s financial affairs, ensuring our long-term financial viability. Leading on behalf of the Board of Trustees in providing scrutiny and support to the Finance Manager to oversee financial procedures, reporting and risk management.

Hours: Expected approximately one day per month

Remuneration: Voluntary role with expenses reimbursed.

Term: Three-Year term

TDC Treasurer Application Pack


We’d especially like to hear from you if you’re based in one of the communities we help, or have experience of helping similar communities; or if you have experience and connections that can help our organisation with networking, fundraising, campaigning or advocacy.

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