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Encourage senior managers to volunteer for a charity

Working with charities is a great way for senior managers to hone their skills and widen their experience.

Being a volunteer or helping to run a charity often takes an individual out of their comfort zone and enables them to learn more about themselves, appreciate other disciplines and how to work effectively with people from other businesses and industries. The experience inevitably improves personal development and confidence and often gives them additional business skills to bring back to the workplace.

Their skills and energy can make a real difference to their chosen charity many of which would simply grind to a halt without good committed volunteers.

Many senior managers are facing increasing demands in their working lives and volunteering as a trustee of a charity can complement and add real value to their careers.

Trustees are equivalent to non exec directors who work as a group and have three main responsibilities:- To set clear direction for the charity; ensure compliance and standards are met and carried out appropriately; and meet its legal responsibilities.

To make good decisions the board of trustees needs a diverse mix of skills including marketing, finance, HR and change management etc. The personal and professional rewards and benefits to the individual, the business they work for and the charities is invaluable.

There are many opportunities in Worcestershire to work with local charities…for advice contact

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