Join our Board of Trustees

An exciting time to join a proactive Charity Board of Trustees.

This is an exciting time to join a proactive Charity Board of Trustees of one of the area’s most progressive and innovative providers of high-quality support services to visually and hearing- impaired people including those with other disabilities.

The Board of Trustees meets quarterly at the headquarters in Huntington York or by (video conferencing, due to the pandemic) and on average Trustees commit to around 4 hours a month working on committees and working groups with the CEO and Senior Management team. Trustees are volunteers but can receive expenses.

What are we looking for?

We are currently delivering on our 5-year strategy providing a new £8m new build of 30 purpose-built apartments with Living and Learning zone for educational and fun activities including a café and our team of Community assessors and Rehabilitation team.
The Board will be re-visiting its ongoing strategy in 2021 to extend its objectives. At this time, we are looking for Trustees who are interested in helping us to continue to shape our future strategic direction.

We are particularly keen to recruit forward thinking people with a commercial or not for profit background in one or more of the following areas:
• Public Relations
• Fundraising
• Human Resources – Equality and Diversity improvement
• Financial and Business Management
• Lived Experience in the younger community
• Healthcare Compliance (knowledge of social care and CQC)

We would welcome applications from people with the above skills and passion including those with a visual or hearing impairment.

Practical Considerations

The full Board of Trustees meet quarterly usually on Tuesday afternoon/evening. Many of the Trustees join the sub- committees also meeting quarterly one or two weeks prior to the Board Meeting.

Sub committees;
• Finance and Personnel
• Compliance
• Risk and Audit Committee

To request an application pack or to arrange to discuss the process further with the Chief Executive contact

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilities across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.