Gosforth, Tyne and Wear
Job description

Coquet Trust: Additional Trustee

Coquet Trust wishes to add a Trustee to the existing Board to increase our diversity and our available skill sets. All trustee roles, including that of Chair of the Board, are unpaid.

We are looking for someone who shares our values and philosophy (see Further Information below) and who wishes to contribute to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and additional complex needs.

Our service users range in age from children to older people, and from those with severe and complex needs requiring full time support to those able to live largely independent lives with only occasional support.

What are we hoping for?

Knowledge of Learning Disability

You will have an awareness of the local and national issues affecting people with learning disabilities, and some awareness of historical factors.

Direct experience of people with difficulties similar to our service users is not essential for this post, but personal or family experience of people with learning disabilities is seen as advantageous.

Skills and Experience

We want a Trustee who can think strategically and innovate within a charitable or social enterprise setting. Ideally you will have knowledge of at least one of

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Corporate governance,
  • Grant applications and/or fundraising,
  • Marketing and/or business development

We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge or experience of the care provision sector, and of national inspection regimes, assurance, performance and service improvement.

Further information can be found on our website.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding the role please contact ruth at Coquet Trust Head Office.

How to Apply

By a CV, plus a written statement (1 side of A4) including why you wish to become a Trustee, and what you believe you can offer the Trust.

Please submit your application by one of the following:

  • Post
  • Email 


By Trust Board interview


Posted on: 21 January 2020
Closed date: 14 February 2020
Tags: Finance, Business Development

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