Mark Toole

Mark Toole

At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Change management
  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Volunteer management
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Mentoring / Coaching


Based in Downham Market, Norfolk
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Emergency Services / Armed Forces
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Financial inclusion
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Sports
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role

Short term project, Ongoing role, Trustee/Governor

Work history

About me

I am an experienced compassionate authentic Leader. With 14+ years' experience within the telecommunications industry and L&D world, this includes operational environments, people management and training and development at various levels. I have a wide portfolio of flexible, interchangeable skills. I am a dynamic, committed and highly motivated leader capable of working in diverse environments and teams.

In addition to my work life, I also have extensive volunteering experience with over a decade supporting young people of all ages from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is an important part of my purpose. I am passionate about supporting and enabling individuals to reach their full potential, whilst tackling the challenge social mobility places on our society.

What am I looking for

I'm looking for my first Trustee role ideally in where I can feel i'm fulfilling my purpose and the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience. I'm flexible about what sort of charity this is, big, small, new-ish or well established. What is important to me is that it's a charity with a big heart, one that puts people first, and somewhere that is dynamic in it's approach to achieving its mission/strategy, with core values embedded across the team.