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Title Trustees, Exeter-based charity
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Devon
Job Information

Empowered, enabled and equal – making this a reality for people with disabilities for over twenty five years, Exeter- based Living Options Devon is now looking to recruit new Trustees to join their committed and supportive Board.  Living Options’ belief in a fully accessible society where all people can enjoy freedom of choice and equality of opportunity shapes everything they do.   A truly user-led organisation, 80% of their Board have lived experience as do many of their staff and volunteers and together with their partners, funders and supporter, this is a charity that really makes a difference.

We are currently working with them to identify and appoint four new Trustees who can demonstrate similar values and offer experience and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Creating a robust digital strategy
  • Health and Social Care policy
  • Law

The new five-year strategy will see Living Options establish greater influence at a strategic level, invest in a marketing and communications strategy, develop their digital agility and broaden their income streams.  This is an exciting time to join this tightly run and well respected Devon based charity.

Please download the Information Pack  Living Options Information Pack

If you would like to talk further about becoming and Trustee and find out more about this opportunity, please speak to Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (01884/841751) ( )

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Title Trustees – HR, Marketing and Finance
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location South West
Job Information

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is recruiting three Trustees. Formed in 1994, the Trust was established to restore Westcountry rivers by undertaking measures that protect river and their flora and fauna but also help save money for farmers, improve fisheries, lower costs for water companies, boost tourism, reduce the need to dredge estuaries and even benefit human health. Everything we do is informed by the best available science and our work is driven by an ‘ecosystems approach,’ which considers the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them

Today we work with a wide range of stakeholders from landowners to local communities, businesses, farmers and water companies to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy. Following a recent Governance review we are looking to re-shape the Board and are seeking to appoint people with a passion for our environment who can offer expertise in the areas of finance, HR and marketing.

Please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for further information.

WCRT Trustee Recruitment Pack – 2020

Applications to be made to our recruitment partner: – Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment ( 01884/841751

  • Initial discussion with Jackie Dawkins
  • Informal meeting with the Chair and CEO
  • Attending a Management Board meeting as an observer.
  • Recommendation will then be made to the full Board
  • If applicable, you will be welcomed as a full Trustee at the next Board Meeting.


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Title Trustees – Exeter
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exeter
Job Information

CEDA is a long established and well respected local charity providing high quality, person centred support to disabled people in Devon.  Our vision is to work with disabled people to become visible and valued members of society and to live the life they have chosen for themselves. The organisation’s work is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of individuals with different areas of interest and expertise, including knowledge and experience of disability and/or voluntary sector practice and with a broad range of management skills.

We are currently looking to recruit new Trustees who can bring legal knowledge and experience of business skills to our Board.  The role in unpaid and Trustees are expected to be able to attend the Board meetings and have the time to make an effective contribution to our work. Typically there are 4 meetings per year with additional meetings as required for specific purposes.

If you have a keen interest in social care and disability and possibly a legal or HR background and feel you can contribute with your experience and knowledge, please call or email our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins on or 01884/841751 to discuss this further.

Ceda Trustee Recruitment Pack – 2019 1

Ceda Organisational Chart

Ceda Annual report 1819

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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Plymouth
Job Information





Hearts Together is a Plymouth-based charity created by the merger of HeartSWell charity and HeartSWell Lodge CIC.  The charity’s focus is now on developing their services to support patients, carers and relatives who stay at the Hearts Together hotel, through the following activities

  • Providing accommodation near Derriford Hospital for patients undergoing treatment, for their families, friends and carers as well as for healthcare practitioners and those in training
  • Providing counselling and additional support services for guests of our Hospital Hotel
  • Providing grant funding for community projects such as defibrillator schemes and to hospitals for pilot programs and pioneering equipment to improve health and awareness

The Charity now needs to recruit a Chair to lead the newly formed Board and Charity in delivering their strategy moving forward, including an ambitious build project.  This is a hugely exciting opportunity for an experienced Trustee who can demonstrate professionalism and credibility as well as drive and energy.  Whilst the Charity is based in Plymouth, they support people across the peninsula and further afield and they are keen to not only extend their services but to increase awareness of the importance of their work.  If you would like to talk further about this opportunity, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment

Recruitment Process

  • Application by CV and Supporting Statement to Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment 01884/841751 (
  • First interview with Jackie Dawkins
  • Meet the Board
  • Attend Board Meeting as an observer
  • References – two references will be taken prior to appointment

Hearts Together Chair Information Pack v1 2 (JD)


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Title Non-Exec Director/Board Member – Taunton
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Job Information

Arc Inspire operates across Somerset and our mission is to end rough sleeping in the Southwest.  Our aims are to:

  • Prevent people becoming homeless
  • House and support people who are homeless
  • Provide skills to support people to move on to independent living
  • Facilitate in the provision of ‘move on’ housing
  • Be financially sustainable

We are recruiting voluntary Board members who are passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people and have the expertise to drive our organisation forward.  We have a unique business model and are always developing innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their aspirations. We are looking at options for developing more commercial initiatives to ensure our sustainability.

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:

  • Services to vulnerable people (health, social care, supported living, education, training, advice)
  • Marketing/PR/Social Media
  • Fundraising

In addition to Board meetings you will also be required to attend two strategy days a year plus induction training.

Recruitment Process

Please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for an initial conversation about board membership and Arc.  01884  841751

This will be followed by an initial meeting with the CEO, Justin Roxburgh and the Finance Director, Sarah Davies, and a visit to the charity.

Information Pack Arc Board Member Recruitmant 2019

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Title Finance Trustee – Mare and Foal Sanctuary
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Newton Abbot
Job Information


The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is the largest equine charity in the South West peninsula, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses and ponies in need. Based in Devon, we have 6 sites, including a public centre with an active programme of events.

You would be joining us as a Trustee at an exciting time. An ambitious and visionary 5 year strategy to expand our work was approved in 2019. We have a well-established, collaborative Board of Trustees and a dedicated, passionate workforce.

We would welcome an application from you if you:.

  • Appreciate the commitment and role of a trustee.
  • Are a strategic thinker, with ability to identify high level opportunities and risks.
  • Have the ability to identify stakeholders, manage critical relationships and develop strong networks.
  • Have good communication skills and would enjoy working as part of a close trustee board.

To arrange an informal chat on the work of the charity please email Jackie Dawkins, our Recruitment Partner, at Shine Charity Recruitment ( or

Download a Trustee Application Pack May 2019 Final


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