Trustee Week – Nic Jackson (Trustee of Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire)

It’s Trustee Week which is a national celebration of the work Trustees do in Charities.

To kick off the week here is a few thoughts from one of VIN’s latest Trustees, Nic Jackson.

Nic says:

In 2023 I’d been out of a corporate environment for a couple of years. I really missed being part of a team and working with others towards a common goal. I was introduced to the idea of becoming a Trustee for a charity to bridge that gap. When I attended the first Board meeting as a visitor, everyone’s passion for the cause was clear. It was really inspiring to see and hear the difference the organisation was having and going forward it has been great to be a part of the Strategic vision and in moving VIN forward. I wondered what I’d have to bring with no sector experience, but my questions seemed to add value, and it’s been interesting to start to learn about VIN and their objectives. There is so much experience in the ‘room’, I feel I add another perspective.

I was asked about my aspirations: For me it’s about learning more about VIN and the sector and understanding the value I can add in supporting the organisation. A natural aspiration for me is around the team at VIN and in the future I’d love to continue supporting them in their development. Helping VIN to continue to support organisations and individuals, and seeing the impact they are having as an organisation is important to me.


Trustee volunteers play an important in role in governing and shaping our local organisations. If you want to profile one of your own Trustees then contact with a paragraph or 2 of text and a photograph if possible.