Become a trustee

The trustees of Baby’s Basket would like to hear from anyone interested in becoming a trustee of the charity. The role would suit someone who already has a knowledge of the work of the charity, as well as those able to offer specific skills.  The role is voluntary but expenses can be paid.

A trustee would be expected to:

  • commit to Baby’s Basket mission and purposes, support, promote and represent Baby’s Basket in the community
  • devote time and enthusiasm to the role of a trustee, and maintain an active interest in the work of Baby’s Basket 
  • contribute to the development of a long-term plan for Baby’s Basket
  • in meetings exercise good, independent judgement, demonstrate an ability to think creatively, and participate in discussion and decision-making
  • work effectively as a member of a team to support fellow trustees, the Charity Organiser and volunteers in their roles

Trustees are not expected to work in the day-to-day operations of the charity unless of course they wish to.

To find out about the formal aspects of being the trustee of a charity, see this page on the GOV.UK website.

What about meetings?

Meetings are held in Lincoln 3 or 4 times a year.  At present meetings are held on weekdays in the daytime but this could be reconsidered.  Trustees must meet face to face once a year but the remaining meetings could be held via Skype or Facetime if necessary.

How to apply:

If you would be interested in becoming a trustee please write to us with brief reasons for your interest together with an outline of any background or experience you think particularly relevant to the role but if you would like more information or an informal chat first, please phone: Ed Jones on 07486 534641

Please write to: Ed Jones, Baby’s Basket, 2 Brigg Grove, Lincoln LN6 3NW,
or email:

Your Privacy: Any personal information you provide us with will be kept confidential and secure and held only for the duration of the application process, or if your application is successful, for the duration of your term as a trustee.  Thereafter your personal information will be securely deleted and/or destroyed. The trustees are required by law to check certain information before appointing a trustee but you will be informed if this is necessary and asked to give your permission before any checks are made.