Unremunerated with expenses covered

We are a national charity founded in 1962 by a group of families who had a vision for creating a better life for their relatives who had learning disabilities. We pioneered the idea that everyone with a learning disability could have choices about how they live. Today, we are trusted to support more than 2,000 adults with a learning disability across England and Wales, providing specialist care and support and housing to enable them to live with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible. Whether that’s through Hft providing support for the person to live independently in their own home, to join day opportunities and learn new skills or through socialising and building relationships and getting experience that will help adults find employment. From a few hours a week, right up to 24 hours a day, we are here for as long as someone might need us.


Our Trustees are integral to enabling us to achieve our vision. We are seeking three new Trustees to join our Board, who bring particular expertise in Commercial Financial Management, Audit and Risk Management, and Property Development, Real Estate and Asset Management. You will ideally have a national reputation for your work, and bring Board level experience, preferably in a non-executive capacity. In all of these roles, we will be looking to our Trustees to advise and support our work across the footprint of our organisation’s services. Your expertise and perspective will be invaluable in the contribution you will make to our Board, our strategic direction, and our ability to influence on a national platform.

This is a pivotal time for new Trustees to join us. Our new strategy offers enormous potential to make a significant difference to the lives of those we support and we are looking forward to enhancing our already strong Board with others who share our values, are truly passionate about changing adults lives and bring their whole selves to their Board work.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.