Trustee needed to be involved in a growing charity - come and join our Board at a critical point in our journey!

Trustee needed to be involved in a growing charity - come and join our Board at a critical point in our journey!

At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Service design


Swansea, SA3 4TX
Mainly at home
Travel limit? One development and strategy 'away' day per year required (in or near South Wales) as a Board.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Most meetings will be held in person and/or online. One development and strategy 'away' day per year required (in or near South Wales) as a Board.


12 Jun 2022

Can you support our growth and development? Can you journey with us into the future? We are a small charity that prides itself on our professionalism and we want to grow whilst maintaining the quality of our provision. 

What will you be doing?

The trustees of Adenydd are seeking people to join them in their work; people who have an inclusive approach and a sense of moral responsibility and service to families, children and those who support them.

Vision and commitment to supporting those impacted by adverse childhood experiences and developmental trauma are essential. Current trustees have extensive experience in health and social care and education, on both a paid and voluntary basis. We also have trustees with lived experience and those who are experts through experience. 

We have developed rapidly and need to grow our capacity and provision in order to meet the need that continues to grow in our community and across the nation. We have a passion for our work and a range of projects and training that we can offer. We are looking to recruit more volunteers and Associates to support this growth and development and would like additional Trustees to enable us to do this professionally and in a planned and manageable way.  

What are we looking for?

We are currently looking for new trustees that have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: growing a charity, business and the private sector, enterprise/business development, corporate sector experience/networks. We are looking for trustees who want to do and/or to guide.

  • We would particularly like to hear from care experienced people and/or those who have lived experience of developmental trauma, either personally or through supporting someone with developmental trauma 
  • We have identified the need to include Welsh speakers who have a clear knowledge and understanding of developmental trauma and its impact on children and families.
  • We would particularly welcome interest from those who have experience in growing a charity, as this is an exciting time in the development of Adenydd.
  • We would like to maintain the diversity of our board and therefore would particularly like to hear from ethnic minorities, younger people, people with different abilities and marginalised groups. 

What difference will you make?

As part of our board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as support us to achieve our purpose of "helping the world feel a safer place for children with developmental trauma."

This is a vital role, helping ensure we can continue our support for children who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), their families and the people who support them. As a trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity.

We guarantee there will be many opportunities to feel proud of your work and the difference you can make to our work:

  • Influence. We welcome new ideas and perspectives, can you broaden our diverse team and challenge our thinking?
  • Be remote but connected. Freedom to work from anywhere in the country, with flexible hours, but still be an integral part of a team.
  • Be part of change. Bring your passion, energy and creativity to participate.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will then be asked to complete our own application form via Microsoft Forms. 

Shortlisting: 14 June

Interviews: 20-27 June

Appointments made: 1 July


Future trustee meeting dates

Thursdays 19:00-20:30, both online and in-person

  • 21 July 2022
  • 13 October 2022
  • 26 January 2023
  • 27 April 2023
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Young people

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