The word "Officers" in the title refers to the formal offices of President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. Quite separately, the society has operational roles which, for historical reasons only, have the word "Officer" in their titles: Faults Officer, Signpost Officer, Area Officers.
The president is not a trustee, and constitutionally may not be a trustee.
The eight trustees are personally accountable (to the Charity Commission and the courts) for compliance with the rules which apply to the society. They must always act in the best interests of the society and without deriving any personal benefit from what they do. They must do their best to ensure the society can and does continue to pursue only its "objects" (set out in its constitution) indefinitely, impartially and in a proper manner. Theirs is the problem of ensuring that all the society's volunteers act only in ways consistent with that aim and that the society's financial and other resources are managed and applied prudently.
Additionally the trustees take overall responsibility for the day to day running of the society.
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