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

Devon Mind (formerly known as Plymouth and District Mind) is looking to appoint a Financial Trustee to their Board.  The charity’s vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.  With a strong reputation and a proactive approach to providing early intervention support and advice to clients, their carers and families, the charity was assessed by the national Mind charity in 2019 and was nominated for an award for their work.

Being a Trustee can be incredibly rewarding and a real opportunity to develop understanding of not only the charity sector but also working at a strategic level in a challenging climate.  This is an exciting time to be joining the charity as they prepare to deliver services across the county.  We are looking for people who share their vision and who understand the strategic nature of the role, we are now looking for someone to take the financial lead on the Board.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (01884/841751) –

Trustee (Financial) Information Pack Devon Mind 2020

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Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exeter
Job Information


Poltimore House is a Grade II* listed property on the edge of Exeter in Devon.  A family home from the 15th century, in the 1920s, it then became a girls school for some years before being used by Dover College during WW2 for evacuation purposes.  In the 1950s and 60s it was converted into a hospital for maternity and surgical purposes and thereafter became a nursing home following its sale by the Health Authority.

Sadly Poltimore House was subject to arson in 1987 and thereafter was unoccupied; whilst security was maintained , the fabric of the building deteriorated during this time.  The Poltimore House Trust owns the house and grounds, and was formed in 2000 with the aim of bringing this building and its grounds back into use with and for its community, the support of which continues to grow.

Since then The Poltimore House Trust was formed and the House has become a location for music, theatre, art and activities.  From performances by theatre groups, art installations and exhibitions, to the Poltimore Festival  and the annual Christmas Concert, Poltimore has also been a venue for music videos, movies and storytelling.

The Trust is looking for a Trust Secretary to help strengthen the board of trustees as the charity moves forward with its plans for the restoration of Poltimore House.  As custodians our vision is to combine therapy and the arts in order to provide a sustainable future for the house.

Our previous Trust Secretary was instrumental in organising the trustees, attending to the Trust’s statutory requirements and organising meetings and so this is a very important position to fill.  Whether you have an interest in the historic building and its grounds, or in Arts Therapy, or would simply like to help our organisation run smoothly, please do get in touch with our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins of Shine Charity Recruitment and take a look at our Information Pack for more details.      01884/841751

TrusteeSecretary Information Pack Poltimore House



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Categories Charity Jobs, 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 June 2020


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