Wilberforce Trust is looking for new trustees

We are excited to be taking applications of new trustees to the board.

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 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 & Team.

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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 Club Wilber activities for children have an exciting agenda.  The Board will be re-visiting its ongoing strategy in 2022 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:

  • Financial and Business Management
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Lived Experience in the 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


The PDF version of this listing can be found here, please feel free to download and share with those you feel may be a great fit.

To request an application pack or to arrange to discuss the process further with the Chief Executive you can email here.

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