Leeds, West Yorkshire (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, Monthly meetings, 2-3 hours
Actively Interviewing
Job description

Leeds Mencap are looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities to join our Board of Trustees.  Like many charities we have been hit hard by the pandemic but have also found that new ways of working and greater collaboration give us the opportunity to support more people with learning disabilities in the future.


We are looking for people to join a team of 6 skilled and passionate Trustees at a time of uncertainty and change.  You will relish the prospect of getting to know the organisation and your colleagues quickly, grasping the challenges and opportunities we face and working together with Trustees and senior staff to provide strong and clear leadership to the organisation.  The immediate priority is to recover from the effects of the pandemic but we also have our sights on becoming a more inclusive and diverse organisation, extending support to more children and young people with learning disabilities and their families.


We are looking for people with a wide range of skills and experience and from diverse backgrounds. In particular we are looking for people with:


  • A strong finance or accountancy background to fill the role of Finance Lead
  • Lived experience of learning disability
  • Knowledge or experience of delivering early years and/or SEND (special educational needs and disability) support
  • previous experience of working or volunteering for a charity or not for profit organisation

Most importantly we are keen to hear from anyone who feels they have something to contribute at this particular stage of our journey, so please get in touch.


We expect a lot but the rewards are equally great.  You’ll see the difference you make in the children and young people who will develop and achieve beyond anyone’s expectations, in the parents who can draw breath and find some respite and comfort in knowing they’re not alone and being given practical and supportive help. In undertaking the role you will be working with a loyal and committed team who are aspirational about what we can achieve together.

Application resources
Posted on: 19 May 2022
Closing date: 17 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Trustees

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