Trustee - Learning Disability Charity

Trustee - Learning Disability Charity

At a glance


  • Digital strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Legal
  • Marketing strategy
  • General management
  • HR
  • Governance
  • Social care / counselling
  • Teaching / education


Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EQ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 50 miles


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees are required to attend 5 meetings a year and should expect to spend a small amount of time in addition to this carrying out their duties.

Lifeworks Charity Ltd supports people with learning disabilities to have a great life. We are seeking people from all walks of life, who can bring a fresh perspective to our Board of Trustees.

What will you be doing?

As a Trustee you will become an integral and valued member of the Charity and positively influence how effective the Charity is in the future by playing a critical role in the accountability and fulfilment all of its legal responsibilities. 


What are we looking for?

If you have a background in the following areas, we would love to hear from you:

HR - with a background either as an HR specialist or employment lawyer you will undertake a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the HR aspects of the Charity.

Marketing - experience in developing marketing strategies to help the charity further build its brand and profile through social media, digital marketing and website platforms.

Fundraising - with well-established and diverse networks, you will help the charity to build key relationships to enhance our donor base from families and businesses and to develop a strategy for legacies.

Communications - with expertise in digital communications and IT, you will help the charity build a digital strategy, the systems/platforms to support this and in exploring and developing future technology services.

Governance - with experience of organisational governance, you will undertake a lead role on all matters associated with legal/financial compliance matters of the charity.

Lived experience - we are seeking a parent/carer who can bring the experience of looking after and supporting a person with a learning disability through education/adult services. 

It would also be advantageous if you have experience in either the third sector, health & social care, learning disabilities, education or working with children & young people.

What difference will you make?

We are seeking people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the Board and having reviewed our existing Trustees, we are keen to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be joining a Charity that makes a real difference to the lives of learning disabled people.  Our mission is to provide outstanding needs-led services to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and their families so that they can and do develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential and are well connected with their local communities always.

A few more details

Trustees are also invited to become involved in projects and activities that would be of particular interest to them outside of this regular commitment; it's an important role, carrying legal and financial responsibilities which requires time and commitment.

We support our Trustees from the beginning with induction and access to appropriate training.

Before you apply

For an informal chat, please contact us. There is no commitment at this stage. Interviews are being held on the 25th & 26th September 2019.
  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Young people
  • Lifeworks Charity Ltd was founded in 1996 by parents, carers and teachers with a passion for supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and their families. Working with the...