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The Role of the Charity Secretary

1 day
530 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
12 November, 2024 See details
Course delivery
Virtual Classroom
1 day
530 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
12 November, 2024 See details
Course delivery
Virtual Classroom
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The Role of the Charity Secretary

The role of charity secretary is critical in ensuring good governance and supporting better decision making, but its responsibilities are not easy to fulfil. Trustees, regulators, and beneficiaries each generate their own needs and requirements.

Start on the right foot or refresh your knowledge with this concise, practical course. Participants will leave with a practical knowledge of the charity governance structure, relevant legislation and tools, processes and expert advice for day-to-day good governance operations.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

12 November, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This governance training course is perfectly suited for anyone who has recently taken on, or is considering accepting, responsibilities for governance or the role of charity secretary. 

It would also be ideal for those who are working with or supporting a charity secretary or governance professional, whether a CEO, chair or executive support team.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, participants will have:
• The confidence to undertake the core duties of the charity secretary.
• Insight into the relationship with trustees, regulators, and beneficiaries.
• A concise overview of the Charities Acts 2011 and 2016, the Companies Act 2006 and the legal requirements of public benefit.
• Advice on practical skills in areas like managing meetings and decision making.

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing notes and presentation slides.
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course.
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (see below).
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription:

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base. An automatic email will be sent to you after your attendance.

To find out more, call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us.


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Carol P.
28 Aug 2023

Very informative programme with lots of opportunities to ask questions or discuss with others

Liz P.
28 Aug 2023

Extremely useful course. Plenty of pointers in terms of things that I need to go away and check, improve, research etc.

Ife K.
28 Aug 2023

I was fully engaged throughout the course and Claire did not treat any question as substandard as some trainers' doo.


  • £755 + VAT (Non-member rate)
  • £605 + VAT (Member rate)
  • £680 + VAT (Professional Subscriber rate)
  • £530 + VAT (Charity member rate) - Please call us if you are working for a registered charity

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