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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Bovey Tracey
Job Information

We are currently working with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen who are seeking to recruit two new Trustees. Riverside Milli in the snow

The vision of Devon Guild of Craftsmen is to inspire creative excellence and increase the enjoyment of contemporary craft.  Established in 1955 as a Membership organisation they are an educational charity with a permanent home, an enterprise arm and around 300 professional craftspeople as Members, 400 friends and 30 staff. From their base at Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey they develop activities that:

  • inspire the creativity of people across all age ranges and abilities,
  • promote the notion of creative excellence and innovation that exists in the south west
  • support the crafts sector by creating a sustainable selling and marketing framework
  • nurture makers by creating sustainable opportunities for professional development
  • enable the local and wider community to experience the diversity of contemporary craft

The role of a Trustee involves

  • contributing actively to the Board role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation,
  • ensuring the organisation complies with its governing documents and other legislation
  • ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • attending board meetings (six a year including the AGM)
  • taking an active part of sub-committees as required
  • attending Awaydays and Planning days
  • acting as an ambassador for the organistion.

The Guild is current seeking prospective Trustees with specialised knowledge in one or more the following areas:

  • Financial Management (the current Finance Trustee is due to step down in 2018), ideally professionally qualified
  • A trustee who will also be a non-executive director of their trading company (Devon Guild Ltd), with experience of trading within the charity sector and online retail/digital marketing and developing entrepreneurial activities.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment ( or 01884/841751)



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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Mid Devon
Job Information

Coldharbour Wool

Based in Uffculme, Devon, Coldharbour Mill is a late 18th century Grade II* listed building, built as a spinning factory by Fox Brothers, a very rare surviving example of its kind and unique in the South West – testament to the cloth trade that was the mainstay of the economy of the region (and the country) for centuries before, during and after the Industrial Revolution.  A Museum since 1982, retaining working examples of textile machinery, water and steam power, this small independent charity works to preserve a site of great historic and architectural value, and actively engage the public with the heritage of the woollen industry.

The Mill is entering a new chapter in its life, with exciting projects both underway and planned for the next few years.  This will bring both challenges and opportunities and so we are looking for Trustees with an appetite to be involved in this exciting journey.  You will be joining an active and involved Board who have a shared vision for the future of the Mill, supporting it to become a centre for learning about our industrial heritage and the production of wool.  With a small but dynamic staff team and a loyal band of volunteers, we are ready for the journey ahead.

We aim to increase visitor numbers through  innovative projects such as:

  • the transformation of the mill meadow into a countryside park
  • the development of alternative energy sources
  • the increased production of wool
  • extending and improving our exhibits

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We need Trustees with an interest in the work we do and who can offer skills and experience in the areas of financial management, marketing and PR or industrial heritage.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Jackie Dawkins (Vice Chair) at

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Title Trustee (Financial)
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exeter, Devon
Job Information

We are pleased to be working with Step One, a charity that supports people to fulfil their potential  through specialist employment, mental health and supported living services.  Motivated by seeing people making progress, the organisation works positively with people to identify their individual needs, supporting them to manage their wellbeing and take positive steps forward.Step One People

Their diverse services and teams have expertise ranging from mental health crisis care and recovery, to one-to-one enabling support and employment mentoring

The diverse range of services are commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, and local authorities.  Step One is the new name for 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.

A Trustee with financial expertise and/or commercial experience is being sought to accompany the skills of the Board of Management.  Along with the normal duties of a Trustee, you will also be expected to use your knowledge and expertise to ensure sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisations’ objectives, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.

We are therefore seeking someone who can offer a financial background within a commercial arena,  knowledge of audit processes & financial legal responsibilities together with the ability to advise on putting together budgets.

The Board meets quarterly between 3-5pm  at the charity’s offices in Exeter.

Please contact Jackie Dawkins, Director, Shine Charity Recruitment if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.  (

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Title Trustee
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Weston-super-Mare
Job Information

Citizens Advice North Somerset is an established and well regarded local independent charity that provides free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of issues for example benefits, debt, housing and consumer problems.  It undertakes research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.

The charity has 77 professionally trained and enthusiastic volunteers plus 18 paid staff who provide help, advice and information to the public on a wide range of subjects. For more information, go to

We would like to hear from people with a willingness to give a little of their time, experience and commitment and particularly anyone with up to date experience of Finance, Governance, Strategic Development, IT, Fundraising or Training.

As an organisation committed to equality and diversity, they particularly welcome applications from candidates from all sections of the community and those from disadvantaged groups to help steer the service forward.

Please contact Jackie Dawkins (Director) at Shine Charity Recruitment if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail. Posts are unpaid but we offer the opportunity to work as part of a professional team to help meet the new challenges and opportunities that we face. There are a minimum of 10 meetings a year comprising of Board Meetings, Executive Meetings and Staff Meetings.


T – 01884/841751

M – 07974/808193

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Title Chair of Trustees
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Liskeard, Cornwall
Job Information

We are delighted to be working with Citizens Advice Cornwall who are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Trustee Board.  The charity provides advice across the County to nearly 20,000 people each year who face issues with debt and benefits.  This important service is delivered through 43 dedicated staff and 158 trained volunteers.  We are looking for someone who has a strong social conscience and understanding of the importance of the role the Citizens Advice Cornwall plays in the lives of its clients and the contribution it makes to our communities.

The ideal person will demonstrate an understanding of the strategic aspect of the role of a Trustee and will have the ability to lead the Board and develop the governance of the charity in a positive way.  It is important to understand the charitable ethos of the organisation and how their funding works together with the importance and value of diversity. Previous experience of working with local authorities would be really helpful.

The Board meets quarterly during the day in Camborne, but a new Chair might recommend a different time and location.  It is expected that the Chair would also meet with the CEO on a monthly basis.

Please contact Jackie Dawkins (Director) at Shine Charity Recruitment if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.


T – 01884/841751

M – 07974/808193

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Title Centre Manager (PART TIME)
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary c£28,000 – £30,000 (FTE)
Location Exeter, Devon
Job Information


We are currently working with the South West MS Therapy Centre whose Centre Manager is retiring at the end of 2107.  The Centre provides therapies and support to people living with and caring for someone with Multiple Sclerosis across the South West.  Where appropriate,  therapies are offered to people who are living with other conditions, both chronic long term and to aid recovery following illness, accidents and planned operations.  Therapies are offered at various subsidised rates to members.  The Centre provides a welcoming, caring environment for all and is run by a small staff team of five as well as twenty committed and hardworking volunteers.


The Centre Manager is responsible for the day to day management of Centre and its environment.  This includes:

  • Developing strategic direction and preparing operational plans.
  • Responsible for the direct line management of the staff team including recruitment and provision of appropriate training.
  • Manage the security of the building and gardens, plan and monitor its maintenance and repair and deal with listed building requirements
  • Attending meetings of the national and regional MS Centre’s as required
  • Financial management
  • Reporting regularly to the Board of Trustees and attending Board meetings.


We are seeking applications from candidates who can offer the following experience and attributes:-

  • An experienced manager with a background in a customer focused environment (health sector experience would be ideal)
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to engage with a wide range of people in a warm and empathetic manner
  • Able to speak publicly with confidence and passion about the charity and its work
  • Financial acumen
  • An understanding of the charity sector
  • A high level of computer literacy (experience of Quickbooks would be helpful)

This role requires a special person who will be able to ensure the Centre continues to provide the care and support to people who are suffering with life changing conditions, managing the team and the facilities in a professional and empathetic manner.


  • Application by CV and Supporting Statement to Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment

01884/841751 (

  • Closing date –27th September 2017
  • First interview with Jackie Dawkins 6th October 2017
  • Second interview with the Trustees  13th October 2017
  • References – two references will be taken prior to appointment

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Title Head of Fundraising
Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary c£47,000
Location Sidmouth
Job Information


We are excited to be working in partnership with Polly Symondson Recruitment on this role with the The Donkey Sanctuary who are looking to recruit a Head of Fundraising in order to deliver ambitious plans to expand their international reach and grow fundraised income from £29 million (2016) to more than £50 million by 2022. The Head of Fundraising will be responsible for managing the strategy to achieve this critical target.  It is a genuinely exciting time to be joining an organisation that is much loved by its supporters and the people who volunteer and work for The Donkey Sanctuary.

The Head of Fundraising will need to have an understanding of a broad range of fundraising channels, a willingness to continually test and experiment and a firm grasp of fundraising fundamentals. It will be essential that the Head of Fundraising has an excellent, practical understanding of direct marketing fundraising utilising a range of channels including mail, email, DRTV and online.

The ideal candidate for this role will be energetic, analytical and empathetic. You will also need to have high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy which to build constructive relationships with colleagues, supporters and volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities

In partnership with the Deputy Director of Marketing Communications develop a fundraising strategy for incorporation into the charity’s strategy and business plan focusing on individual giving (including regular giving, lotteries and raffle), legacies, major donors, trusts & foundations, community and adoptions.

Manage and develop existing income streams, which includes direct marketing, online marketing, telephone fundraising, television advertising, memorial schemes, membership campaigns, companies, major donors, charitable trusts and  foundations, onsite recruitment and regional/community fundraising, in line with the Charity’s strategic aims and objectives.

Manage, motivate, train, develop and support the Fundraising team, setting objectives in line with the charity’s strategic aims and objectives, ensuring the team understand their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives, coaching and developing the team to fulfil their potential.

Donkey Sanctuary Head of Fundraising Job description and person specification

Please apply by emailing your CV and supporting statement to by 16th October 2017

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