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Trustee Vacancies at OutdoorLads

We have two exciting opportunities to serve on our trustee board -  as a Staff Management Trustee and as a Trustee for Communication and Marketing.

Trustee for Communications and Marketing

We are looking for new member of the Trustee board to oversee the development of and to support the communication and marketing strategy of the charity. They will be responsible for working in conjunction with our staff team and volunteers to ensure that communication plans, initiatives and KPI’s are developed which engage effectively with current and potential new members of the organisation.

The specific tasks of the role are to:

  1. Oversee development of and contribute to a revised marketing and communications strategy that will allow the organisation to engage with existing and potential new members and stakeholders
  2. Working with the staff team to develop our market position and brand to a variety of audiences in order to enable the charity to fulfil its mission and aims
  3. Work with staff and trustees and to recognise external communications opportunities, oversee development of solutions, and support staff to define and execute appropriate strategies.
  4.  Be the strategic lead for the development of the organisation’s marketing and communications plan through the Communication and Marking Sub-Group, and in conjunction with staff and the Board.

Role Profile: Trustee for Communication and Marketing


Staff Management Trustee

Our staff team are central to the organisation and its continuing success and our commitment to them as a charity is unwavering, with a desire to see them develop and excel for both their own benefit and that of the charity, and ultimately our members. We are seeking an individual to act effectively as a line manager to our Programme Manager, who in turn manages the rest of the team, and be the “connection” between staff and the board of trustees.

Experience in managing a team of people is desirable but not essential, the important thing is being able to be supportive to staff, ensure we as a charity do what we need to do (and more) for them and keep staff motivated to achieve results for the charity.

OutdoorLads has been through, like most organisations, a very tough 18 months.  Any trustee/board member joining us will need to be keen to get stuck in as we catch up on the time gone by and ramp up our ability to deliver amazing events for our members.

The time requirement of the role is estimated to be around 5-10 hours a month. In addition to the Board of Trustees, you will work regularly with the office team.  Though not essential, a regular form up meet up with the staff is encouraged, to ensure good working relationship and rapport.  Virtual catch up’s are fine, as such your location in the country versus the location of the staff is not an issue.

Role Profile: Staff Management Trustee



Need to know

We have bi-monthly board meetings, currently entirely remotely, though these will likely return to the pre-Covid-19 schedule of one meeting in-person, the other by video conference. Although our base is in Manchester, with virtual meeting spaces and reasonable travelling expenses available, applicants are encouraged regardless of geographical location.

For the right candidate, trustees may consider one person covering both roles. 

To apply

This is a fantastic charity, with people who care deeply about what they do. If you believe you can contribute, we would love to hear from you, please see the role profiles above and check out our website at

For any further questions, please email

For applications submissions, please email

The closing date for applications of interest to be submitted is Friday,12th November 2021.


Board Meeting Feb 2020