Thinking about how you can make a community contribution?

Could you be our next chair or trustee?


Tempo is passionate about the way Time Credits can be used to enable local communities to become strong and resilient. We do this by working in partnership with others engaged in community development, from grassroots organisations to statutory agencies and Time Credits are the glue that hold these partnerships together.

We are just about to embark on an exciting journey and will be launching Digital Time Credits in early 2021. They will replace our current Paper Time Credits (almost 1m issued to date). It will enable us to move from supporting 39 local partnerships (involving over 1,000 organisations) to covering the whole of the UK. We have just started working with the Welsh Government and will be rolling out a Digital Time Credit programme in every part of Wales.

We are ambitious for our future and need a strong and diverse board who can help us grow and develop.

When we work together, communities are built, lives are transformed, and positive change happens.

People earning and spending Time Credits report improvements in their quality of life, more social interactions, new friendships and skills, access to new opportunities, increased confidence and better physical and mental health and wellbeing. Organisations using Time Credits with their volunteer’s report that they can recruit and retain more diverse volunteers, do more with existing resources and reach more people with their services, and make new connections with other local organisations. You can read more about us and our impact by visiting

There’s never been a better time to get involved. We have an ambitious programme of work, full of challenges and opportunities in a fast-paced environment. COVID-19 has rekindled interest in community involvement and purpose, and we are here to help.

We are now looking to recruit to our Board of Trustees, including the Chair role. Interested?  Read on…..


  • Trustee

As a Trustee and Director, you will have collective accountability, with your Board colleagues, for overseeing Tempo’s governance and strategic direction. It’s a role that is challenging, inspiring, engaging and it matters. As an effective member of the Board, you will ensure Tempo pursues its vision and purpose, whilst complying with its governing document.

Board meetings take place on a bi-monthly basis. Each Trustee is also asked to support a specific work-stream as a ‘critical friend’, according to their expertise. We have an annual Board ‘away day’. Most of our Board work is virtual. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed to facilitate travel where necessary.

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees

One of our new Trustees will also be our Chair. Alongside the CEO, this is the key leadership role in Tempo, ensuring that we are well governed, forward focused and that we excel in our core purpose. We are looking for someone who brings a track record in good governance, is expert at nurturing relationships across the Board and with the CEO, and who has the leadership talents to inspire both our organisation and its stakeholders towards excellence.

We estimate the time commitment to average around three days per month, and most business can be conducted virtually.

Please see the role descriptions for further detail.

Trustee Role Description

Chair of the Board Role Description


There is no typical profile for a Tempo Trustee. We’re interested in passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds who will complement the skills and backgrounds of our current Board of Trustees.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who are experienced in the following areas:

  • Digital / Data / ICT

  • Brand and Marketing

  • Business Development and Sales

  • Charity / Not for Profit Governance

  • Legal

  • HR


Through becoming a Trustee for Tempo, you will be able to:

  • Be part of our ambition to effect positive social change.

  • Put your skills and experience to use and make a lasting difference in our work.

  • Work with enthusiastic and motivated people from diverse backgrounds.


Term of office – Trustees are appointed for a 3-year term initially, but there is an opportunity to pursue re-appointment with a maximum of 6 years on the Board.

Remuneration – Trustees serve as unpaid volunteers; however, reasonable expenses such as travel costs will be reimbursed.


Tempo is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights and enhance the way we work.

We would particularly welcome applications from Women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to ensure our Board reflects the diverse groups we work with.


There is no typical profile for a Tempo Trustee.  We’re interested in passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds who will complement the skills and backgrounds of our current Board of Trustees.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tempo’s CEO Mark Froud by emailing

To apply for these roles, please email by 5pm on 29th September 2020 with your CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet the criteria.

Interviews will be held during October and November.  The successful candidates are expected to take up the roles over the Autumn.