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Title TRUSTEE – Exeter
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Devon
Job Information

Step One was previously known as St Loye’s Foundation and its subsidiary Community Care Trust (CCT).  The two charities merged in 2015 because of increasing recognition of the links between support for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.  We provide support to people across the South West and our head office is based in Exeter.

Step One supports people to manage their mental health, achieve employment goals and live more independently. We encourage people to take a first step to being in control of their future and fulfilling their potential.   Our services include mental health crisis care and recovery, and one-to-one mentoring in employment and independent living skills.  We work with a diverse range of people who may have a mental health issue and/or a hidden disability such as an autism spectrum condition.

Our staff work in the community and at our dedicated facilities including a newly refurbished hospital and supported living residences.  We have an annual income of about £3m and our diverse services are commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, and local authorities.

We are now looking to appoint an additional Trustee to join our high performing Board and newly formed Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee.  Ideally you will be able to bring the experience and knowledge of the processes, practice and regulation that are necessary for the delivery of high quality health care ideally with a specific focus on mental health.  As an organisation, we constantly review our performance and impact, looking to continuously improve.  We need a Trustee who understands the importance of this and can support us to deliver those improvements and measure our performance.

Step One Trustee Information Pack

Recruitment Process

  • Candidates are invited to make informal contact with both the Chair and CEO prior to formal application – 01392 255428 or
  • Application by CV and Supporting Statement to Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment (our recruitment partner) 01884/841751 (
  • First interview with Jackie Dawkins
  • The Nomination Committee will shortlist applicants and arrange a panel to interview candidates with a view to making a recommendation for appointment to the Board.
  • Meet the Board – attend a meeting as an observer.
  • References – two references will be taken prior to appointment
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Title TRUSTEE, Exeter
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Job Information

We are delighted to be working with Age UK Devon, an organisation that is committed to:

  • Improving the lives of older people in Devon.
  • Providing expert, clear, confidential advice and information to empower informed choices.
  • Listening to needs and valuing contributions.
  • Promoting and enabling active and fulfilling later lives.
  • Promoting independence and wellbeing.

The charity is now looking to recruit one or two new Trustees to join their dynamic and cohesive Board.  If you too believe that living longer should be celebrated and would like to share your skills and experience to support Age UK Devon to deliver their vision, then we would like to hear from you.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for the effective governance and strategy of the charity. This is a voluntary role, with a commitment of up to ten meetings a year.

We are seeking people with a strong track record at board or management level together with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Marketing/PR
  • Income Generation
  • Fundraising

If you would like to talk further about becoming a Trustee, please contact Jackie Dawkins, Director – Shine Charity Recruitment (


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Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary c£27,000
Location Taunton
Job Information


Are you an experienced Corporate, Community or Events Fundraiser or are you in a similar role and looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to join our dynamic and committed fundraising team and develop your career with us?

St. Margaret’s Hospice is the leading provider of end of life services in Somerset and  one of the UK’s largest Hospices.   We deliver care for over 3,800 people each year who face a life limiting illness.  After NHS funding we still need to raise over £9.5m to deliver our care through our fundraising, our shops and from donations. Our pioneering services depend upon the best people who can innovate and provide the best care possible for patients and their families.

In this exciting position you will manage, support and deliver our strategic plans and income targets. We are looking for someone who can motivate, inspire and manage people, grow and deliver income and maximise opportunities for raising awareness to support our income streams. This dynamic role, will require the successful candidate to build strong relationships both internal and external, understand the importance of donor and supporter care, deliver against targets, travel across Somerset and work at pace.

We have ambitious plans to reach more people who need our specialist care by significantly increasing our charitable income in the next 5 years and this role is key to our success. If you are a self-starter, have the ability to produce and deliver results, have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and a passion for helping others, then this is the role for you.

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, the opportunity to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of supporting the St. Margaret’s team to help make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset.

Please E-MAIL your CV and supporting statement to our Recruitment Partner – Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment –

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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Exeter
Job Information

The South West MS Therapy Centre was established in 1982 to provide therapies, information and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their carers and families in the south west. Our aim is to offer a number of therapies in a welcoming and friendly environment, promoting independence and to improve wellbeing and quality of life for our members.  

We are recruiting a voluntary Treasurer who is passionate about improving the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis and has the expertise to drive our organisation forward.  We are developing a new business plan to ensure our future sustainability and maximise our reach to people with MS of all ages.

We are seeking people with a strong track record at board or management level together with experience in financial management.

Our Board meets six times a year and you will also be required to attend 1-2 strategy days a year plus induction training. All meetings are held in the evening at the MS Therapy Centre in Exeter.

SW MS Therapy Treasurer Recruitment Pack 2018

Proposed Organisational Structure


For more information please contact our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment or 01884/841751


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Title Trustee, Buckfastleigh
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Buckfastleigh
Job Information

We are delighted to be helping Camphill Devon with their current Trustee recruitment.  The charity provides accommodation and support to 36 adults with a learning disability, offering registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.

People are supported in all aspects of their life including the spiritual and emotional as well as the physical health of each individual; a community life is provided where individual needs are mutually respected.

Trustees understand and support the ethos and values of the Camphill vision and are able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of their unique approach – supporting individuals to flourish in a way that suits them.

The Board meets meet four times a year at Hapstead and the Finance and Development Committee meet every 6 – 8 weeks, it is hoped that a new Trustee will join this Committee.  We are therefore looking for someone who has financial or commercial acumen gained within a professional environment.

Applications by way of a CV and covering letter to Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment ( 01884/841751

  • Initial discussion with Jackie Dawkins
  • Meeting with the Chief Executive, John Green, and a local Trustee at Camphill Devon
  • Invitation to attend first board meeting as an observer
  • References and DBS checks
  • Final Interview – This will take place before a Board Meeting and will be attended by The

Chairman, up to two other trustees and the Chief Executive. If applicable the new trustee will be welcomed as a full Trustee at the Board Meeting.

Trustee Recruitment Pack – 2018

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Title Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive (22.5 hours)
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £25,463 FTE
End Date 2018-10-20
Location Thornbury
Job Information

Age UK South Gloucestershire offers a wide range of support and services designed to improve later life.  These range from providing information and advice, a befriending service and a day centre to will writing, benefits advice and nail cutting.

The charity is now seeking to recruit an experienced Executive Assistant to provide comprehensive and efficient administrative and operational support to their busy Chief Executive Officer to ensure the organisation is well organised, maintains necessary compliance and communicates effectively.

Specifically, you will be involved in:

  • Helping to manage the CEO’s competing priorities, advising of actions required, deadlines and preparing briefings where required
  • Developing and maintaining an annual action plan of key tasks for the CEO, Trustee Board and Management Team.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for the CEO when absent.
  • Taking notes at meetings
  • Providing internal communications and liaising with colleagues regarding external communications
  • Assisting in the development of publicity materials, presentations and external fundraising applications
  • Organising occasional events for staff/trustees and for external stakeholders
  • Acting as Company Secretary and ensuring Charity Commission records are kept up to date

We are looking for someone who can offer relevant experience in a similar role. You will be effective, efficient and professional with a sound understanding of confidentiality.  In addition, we are looking for

  • The ability to use initiative and work independently, taking responsibility for problems that arise
  • An effective team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Competence in Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint in a Windows environment
  • Willingness and ability to develop new ways of working where required

If you are also able to offer experience as a PA/Executive Assistant to a Chief Executive or Manager of a charitable organisation and experience as a Company Secretary, we will be particularly interested.

If you would like to apply for this role, please download the documents below.

  • We only accept completed application forms (no CVs please) and these should be sent to our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins, at Shine Charity Recruitment ( 01884/841751 by 20th October.
  • Jackie will conduct initial telephone interviews and then Age UK South Gloucestershire will interview shortlisted applicants on 30th October.

Job Description and Person Spec Executive Assistant (26 09 2018)

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