Ever wanted to be a trustee and help run a charity but don’t think you can do it?

Tempo wants to provide opportunities for people who have no or limited experience of Charity governance. We will nurture and support you. We will provide you with a “buddy” trustee who will work along with you as you develop.

There is no typical profile for a Tempo Trustee. We’re interested in passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds who will use their lived experience to broaden the perspectives of the Board.


Tempo Time Credits

The Time Credits model work is simple:  people earn a Time Credit for every hour they volunteer. Our dedicated system records, recognises and rewards the volunteers, encouraging more volunteering. The reward is in the form of being able to use Tempo Time Credits at hundreds of different opportunities, including local and national attractions, training courses, use of leisure facilities, grocery and takeaway opportunities or they can be gifted to others.

At Tempo, we’ve got a really important job to do. We galvanise communities to drive positive change for themselves and be more resilient through more individuals and more diverse groups of people volunteering. Our impact is that we build self-sustaining communities created by resilient people.


What it involves

Be part of running the charity. As part of a Board of Trustees, you will help

  • Set the vision and direction of the Charity through its strategic and business plans.
  • Approve and monitor the annual business plan and budget.
  • Make sure that the executive team is running the Charity properly and in accordance with Charity law.
  • Support the executive team with ideas, advice, expertise and experience.
  • Are responsible for ensuring the Charity is managed in accordance with Charity law and maintains the highest standards of governance.

There are 4 Board meetings a year, for two hours in the early evening. We also have an annual away day to take stock of the longer term and more strategic issues (in London and costs are re-imbursed). Each Trustee is also asked to support a specific workstream as a ‘critical friend’, according to their expertise. We conduct our meetings online to reduce our carbon footprint.



Tempo Trustees make a difference:

  • They work as a team. They are enthusiastic, motivated and have a diversity of perspectives.
  • They support, generate ideas and are constructively critical of the executives.
  • Use your skills and lived experience to make a lasting difference in our work.
  • Feel a sense of pride in having created and sustained increases in community resilience.



For more information, click here for the recruitment pack and here for the role description.

To apply, please email recruitment@wearetempo.org with your CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet what we are looking for by 5pm on 8th December 2021. We will then shortlist and ask people to be interviewed. We will make this as informal as possible.

If you have no or limited experience of working as a Trustee, please do not be discouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who we can help develop. We would particularly welcome applications from groups in society that will bring us a different perspective and enhance the work of the Board of Trustees.

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

  • Legal
  • Digital transformation and/or data management
  • Brand and Marketing
  • Business Development and Sales


In our work we are diversifying the pool of volunteers. To reflect this our Trustees need to have a diversity of perspectives through your lived experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tempo’s CEO Mark Froud by emailing MarkFroud@wearetempo.org