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Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
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Location Dorset
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Dorset Community Foundation is a charity which acts as a conduit to local philanthropy, linking private and public funders with small community projects across Dorset. It is an accredited member of UK Community Foundations, a national association which promotes and supports 46 Community Foundations across the country.

Our objectives are simple, to work with more people and organisations who have the capacity to give and deliver that goodwill to an increasing number of projects, charities and community groups. We constantly aim to be a significant part of Dorset’s response to emerging problems while also supporting those who have the potential to improve their lives and opportunities.  Since 2000 we have awarded over £10m in grants and this financial year we all set to award over £1m to projects right across Dorset.

We are currently working on our strategic plan for the next 3 years and as part of our succession planning activities, we are looking to recruit new Trustees over the next twelve months including a prospective Chair.  We are particularly interested in people who have experience of working with community groups and small charities, who understand the challenges they face and the importance of securing appropriate funding to ensure their work continues.  We are also looking for financial acumen, HR knowledge, an understanding of charity law and governance and experience of fundraising/income generation.

Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction and for developing the Foundation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

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

Trustee Information Pack DCF 2020

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Title TRUSTEES – Devon Mind
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Devon
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Devon Mind (formerly known as Plymouth and District Mind) is looking to appoint new Trustees to to join 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 our vision and who understand the strategic nature of the role, we are particularly interested in hearing from people of have a background in marketing and communications and health.

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

Information Pack Devon Mind 2020


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Title Trustees – Exmoor
Categories Charity Jobs, Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exmoor
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When you think of Exmoor, you inevitably think of the Exmoor Pony.  It is hard to believe that sixty years ago there were only fifty ponies worldwide.  Thanks to the work of The Moorland Mousie Trust and others, today that number stands at around 3000 but the breed remains on the endangered species list.

Based at the Exmoor Pony Centre near Dulverton, the Moorland Mousie Trust promotes and protects these special ponies by providing a future for the excess foals that are removed from the moor each year during the annual pony herd gathering.  This is achieved by working with each foal, using natural horsemanship techniques.  After completing ‘foal school’  foster homes are found or they join a conservation grazing scheme.

The Exmoor Pony Centre is open to the public who have the opportunity to interact with the ponies and ride on nearly moorland.    It is a major means of fund-raising, of imparting knowledge and generating interest in the work of the Trust, which in turn attracts donations and legacies

The Board is now looking to appoint  Trustees to support the charity in delivering its new strategy. This will ensure the Moorland Mousie Trust will not only continue its brilliant work but to also grow and secure the future of the Exmoor Pony.  We are specifically seeking experience in governance (Potential Chair), finance, law or the equine world.

Download Information Pack MMT Trustee Information Pack

Please contact our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for an initial discussion (   01884/841751)


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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Taunton
Job Information



Taunton School’s aim is to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community. Our School is busy, energetic, challenging, ambitious and caring. We are proud of our history and we are focused on the future.

We are a community of 1,100 pupils, with over 400 boarders, from more than 40 different countries. Our community includes over 600 staff.

Our Governors at Taunton School also come from all walks of life and backgrounds. They play a key role in planning the strategic direction of the school and overseeing the financial performance of the school. The role is a strategic one rather than operational.

We are looking to appoint a Governor, with experience in the education sector, to bring their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a substantial contribution to the School’s governing body and to provide support and challenge to the school’s leadership team.

Taunton School celebrates and values diversity and believes that the School will benefit from appointing a diverse workforce and governing body which represents its student and staff community by providing positive role models.

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An appointment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK and a successful enhanced DBS check.  Please note this role does not attract a salary, however reasonable out of pocket expenses properly incurred in the performance of Governor duties will be reimbursed.

Governor Information Pack June 2020

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, and supporting our aspirations for our pupils and community, Please contact our recruitment partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for an initial discussion.      01884/841751


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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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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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