Become a Trustee

We are looking for individuals who can harness their skills to our social mission and movement and help lead the organisation on the next stage of #ourNCTstory.

There is no more important job on earth than being a parent and the first 1,000 days are crucial to later life chances.  For 60 years NCT has been supporting new and expectant parents and we know so many more parents could benefit and much more could be done to support them postnatally. 

Our vision is of a world in which no parent is isolated and all parents are supported to build a strong society.  So we are committed to going further, building on the great work we do today so that we are here for all parents right across the first 1,000 days.

This ambition requires fundamental renewal and reform. It is not about ‘just’ becoming a better version of ourselves. It is about fundamentally increasing our reach and expanding our scope.

This is your chance to help lead something extraordinary.     

What is the role of a Trustee?

The responsibility for day-to-day management of NCT is delegated to the Chief Executive and Executive Team, but as a Trustee you will be responsible for: agreeing the strategic direction; holding staff to account for the delivery of agreed plans; and the efficient management of the charity’s resources.  You will ensure NCT complies with the law and with regulatory requirements and safeguard the Charity’s money, reputation, property and other assets.

While NCT benefits from your skills and energy you will in turn find many opportunities for your own personal development.  

If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities of becoming a charity Trustee, please do consider the Charity Commission guidance here

How do I become an NCT Trustee or NCT President?

NCT’s Articles of Association specify that the Trustee Board should have a minimum of nine and a maximum of 12 Trustees (including the President), comprising a maximum of four Appointed Trustees and eight Elected Trustees. This is to ensure the Trustee Board is truly representative of our membership and harnesses the right balance of skills and expertise.

This year we have six vacancies to fill on our Trustee Board.  Three of Trustee vacancies, one of which is also for President, will be elected from our membership and three will be appointed through a recruitment process. Whichever route you take, we are looking for committed individuals who believe in the value and potential of our movement, and want to bring their own energy and skill to support the next stage of our journey. We are seeking to build a Board of diverse perspectives including recognition of the fact NCT is a UK-wide charity.