St Anne's Community Services


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  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    25 March 2022

  • Client

    St Anne's Community Services

Ref: GSe83965

People-focused, passionate, and committed are just some of the keywords we would use to describe St Anne’s Community Services, as they encompass many of the aspects which make St Anne’s so special. We are an organisation that is for people, by people.

We are proud to support people experiencing learning disabilities, mental health, substance misuse, and homelessness and deliver a high quality of care which is reflected in 95% of our services being rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our 1,350 staff are committed to supporting over 1,600 clients and their families across Yorkshire and the North-East, making a huge difference to their lives and supporting their aspirations and individual outcomes. It is an exciting time to be joining St Anne’s as our refreshed Board and Executive Team leads the organisation forward, to deliver our new vision and strategy.

“A life without limits for the people we support”

We are now seeking to add to our Board of Trustees as we deliver on our new strategy for 2021 to 2025. Your role will be pivotal, ensuring that we continue to put people at the heart of everything we do and be effective and transparent in delivering our ultimate ambition to place St Anne’s on the leading edge of supporting a society that is inclusive for all.

As a new Board member, we hope you will bring exceptional skills and experience to our team, to help us face the challenges of making sure our voice is heard, and that we can continue to inspire our communities.  We seek candidates who will be able to add their experiences to the Quality & Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and Audit & Risk committees in addition to being a Board member.   You need not have experience as a Trustee previously; diversity of thought is more important. For the Quality and Safeguarding role, experience as a clinician is important. For the Health and Safety role, experience as a Board-level H&S adviser is important. For the Audit and Risk committee role, financial and commercial acumen gained from an organisation of scale and complexity is important.

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.  We are also keen to receive applications from women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bi,Trans and Queer (LGBTQ+) candidates and individuals living with a disability.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please call Anne Hooper on 07500 446 301 or Mark Bate on 0113 205 6288 at GatenbySanderson.

Further Information

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please call Anne Hooper on 07500 446 301

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information, or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment adviser Mark Bate at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6288 or via email 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Friday 25th March 2022

Preliminary Interviews
w/c 28th March & w/c 4th April 2022

Final Panel Interviews
w/c 2nd May 2022

How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at the shortlisting stage
  • Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.