Could you be an NCT Trustee?

We’re inviting nominations from our NCT membership to fill two trustee positions. Find out how to request a Candidate Information Pack to learn more about the role.

Trustees are crucial to the success of NCT. As we start to roll out our bold new five-year For Every Parent strategy, there has never been a more important time to join our Board of Trustees to help NCT deliver on its mission to support people as they become parents, ensuring that they feel confident, connected, and safe.

NCT Trustees – key to our success

Trustees are volunteers who play a vital role in the leadership and governance of NCT and work to create an inclusive culture where everyone can feel valued and able to thrive.

They ensure that the Charity complies with the requirements of the Charity Commission, remains open and transparent and does not breach any requirements or rules set out in NCT’s governing documents.

The Board also provide strategic oversight and input into the running of the Charity and contributes towards securing a sustainable funding and resource base for the Charity’s future.

We recognise that good leadership and governance are best achieved by having a diverse and inclusive Board of Trustees. In the last few years, we have been working hard on our plan of work to meet our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

One key step was to improve representation on the Board of Trustees from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQIA+ parents. However, there are still gaps in the lived experience that we want to see on our Board, so we would like this year’s election to be another opportunity to enhance the Board’s diversity even further.

2023 nominations now open

Download our candidate information pack where you can find out more about the work we do, as well as details about the role.

We’re delighted to be inviting nominations from our NCT membership community to fill two trustee positions.

While candidates from all backgrounds may apply, this year, we’re particularly keen to encourage nominations that reflect the socio-economic diversity of the UK and from those who are under the age of 35 who can bring skills, lived experience, energy, and enthusiasm to our mission. We are also seeking candidates who reside in Wales and Scotland.

Help shape NCT’s future – apply today

Are you looking for a role that allows you to give back to your community and share your skills, knowledge and experience whilst potentially improving your own career prospects?

If you’re interested in standing for election, please download our candidate information pack on this page, where you can find out more about the work we do and our ambitions for the future, as well as more details about the role and full eligibility criteria.

If you’d like to stand, please email our Board Secretary by Friday 28 July 2023 to request a Nomination Pack.

Our current Trustees and Leadership Team are happy to talk to anyone who would like to discuss any aspect of the nomination process – please get in touch via the Board Secretary.

All completed nominations must be returned by Friday 11 August 2023. Please see timeline below.

Election timetable

  • Friday 28 July: Deadline for expressions of interest
  • Friday 11 August: Deadline for nominations
  • Tuesday 22 August: Voting opens – Candidate information and notification that voting has opened published on NCT’s website. All members sent a personalised email voting link
  • Monday 30 October: Voting closes (11:59pm)
  • Wednesday 1 November: Deadline for candidates to confirm with Company Secretary that they have campaigned within the election code of conduct and rules
  • Wednesday 8 November: Election results announced at NCT’s AGM.

Please see our Board of Trustees page for further information about all our Trustees and Committee members. If you’d like to find out more about our plans to improve, update and embed an approach to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work and practices, see: Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.