Trustees, including Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of Audit Committee

St Anne's Community Services


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    Health, Not for Profit

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  • Expiry date

    07 December 2020

  • Client

    St Anne's Community Services

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St Anne’s Community Services

Trustees, including Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of Audit Committee


Life can be challenging for the most vulnerable members of our society, whether it be from mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness, or substance misuse. Starting from our 1971 roots as a Leeds homeless charity, St Anne’s has grown to become a £42m charity supporting vulnerable individuals with complex needs across the North of England.  With over 1300 staff, we put our clients at the centre of everything we do, supporting them to achieve their aspirations and live as independently as possible. We are proud to make a difference every day.

Led by Azra Kirkby, our new Chief Executive, the Senior Management Team is working with the Board of Trustees to develop an ambitious new business strategy for 2021 to 2025 to ensure we continue to provide great support to vulnerable people within our communities. We are now looking for committed Trustees with a broad skill set from a range of backgrounds who can join our Board to oversee the delivery of our vision, mission and values and our new strategy.

We are seeking a number of trustee roles to broaden our Board experience. In particular, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair and Vice-Chair, and we wish to increase the accounting and auditing experience on our Audit Committee and appoint an accountant to chair that Committee.  We are also keen to hear from people with housing or social care experience.

Our community in Leeds and the north of England is rich in diversity and we are keen to recruit people from diverse backgrounds who can broaden the Board’s knowledge and experience.  You need not have experience as a Trustee previously; diversity of thought is more important.

We are keen to receive applications from women and people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) communities as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT+) candidates and individuals living with a disability.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like a confidential discussion, please call Mark Bate or Robin Staveley on 0113 205 6288 or Michelle Sander on 07341 773 817.


Closing DateMonday 7th December 2020
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson December 2020 & January 2021
Final Panel InterviewFrom 18th January 2021
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.