Bringing together Trustees and Committee members 
of voluntary organisations in Cheshire East.

The CVS Trustee Network brings together Trustees and Committee members from charities and community groups of all sizes to talk about the issues and challenges facing them in their role as Trustees and for their organisations.

Network meeting attendees are able to seek advice from their peers, share good practice and develop in their role as a Trustee. The network meets at least twice a year with a different topic of discussion each time, decided by the network members. 

Next Trustee Network: Wednesday 12th February 2020, 2pm-4pm
New Life Church, Congleton

This CVS Trustees Network will focus on Charity Employment Law.

Topics covered will include:

  • ‘You can sack anybody with less than 2 years’ service, can’t you?’
  • Engaging volunteers – legal issues to be aware of and can volunteers be paid for the roles they undertake?
  • The implications of using Trustees / Directors to deliver projects on a sessional / self-employed basis
  • The basic documentation required for employing staff
  • Sessional workers and zero-hours contracts – key issues to be aware of.

Our guest speaker will be Susan McKenzie, employment solicitor at Brabners LLP. For more information about Susan's expertise in this area see here. She will be discussing aspects of employment law that can cause problems for charities and their trustees. 

This will also be an opportunity to network and to talk to CVS about future services.

This meeting is free and open to all Cheshire East Trustees. 

To book yourself a place at the Network please click:



Our Previous Meeting: Charity Finances  and Trustees - Tuesday 5th November 2019

By popular request this Trustees Network meeting focused on CHARITY FINANCES.

We looked at key items trustees should be looking for when they read accounts; restricted and unrestricted funds and how to manage these; forecasts versus actuals; managing reserves and how to treat assets and their depreciation as well as other relevant topics.

Our guest speaker was Andrew Hague, partner of local accountancy firm, Howard Worth.

As well as managing client audits and providing general accountancy advice, Andrew specialises in charity finances, growing businesses and accounting IT systems. Andrew has numerous clients using online cloud based accounting systems and specialises in advising firms in using their technology more efficiently. He is renowned for devising pragmatic solutions to resolve difficult situations. For more information, please see Howard Worth’s website here

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