Together Trust
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Location: Cheadle | Salary: Expenses only

Become a Trustee with Together Trust!

We are a charity that has delivered award winning care, community, special education, and family support services in the North West of England for over 150 years. Our development and direction has been underpinned by huge commitment given by over 900 staff and volunteers including Trustees, Governors, and Members past and present.

We would like to expand our Board of Trustees and it is an exciting time to join us. We are currently shaping our new five year plan to deliver even greater impact to the people and families we support, which you will have a key role in shaping and influencing. We have also embarked on a journey to improve equality, diversity and inclusion across our governance and leadership structure, our workforce and our services.

What do Trustees do?

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for agreeing the strategic direction of the charity, setting the budgetary framework and deciding upon major undertakings. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Together Trust, ensuring that it is well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was formed. The Board ensures that all of its decisions and actions are consistent with the charity’s values.

Who we are looking for

We are actively encouraging applications from people who are black or a minoritized ethnicity, disabled, LGBTQ+ and/or have varying levels of educational attainment. We particularly welcome applications from younger people aged 18 to 30 and we are also interested in hearing from candidates with a background or advanced knowledge in:

equality, diversity and inclusion
fundraising and/or social value
special education
lived experience of any specialist area in which we work.

Further information is available in the attached Trustee Application Pack.

Not sure if it's for you?

If you are interested in finding out more about the role and whether it would feel right for you, we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

To discuss the role and whether it might suit you, contact Julie Isted who is Governance Director at the Trust. Telephone 0161 283 4790 or email

For information about the application process, you can contact Claire Jenkins, Volunteer Service Manager, on 07342 067 557 / 

Application process

If you decide that you would like to go ahead and apply to join us as a Trustee, our process includes the following steps:

1. Application: simply click the button below to complete an online application. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive experience for all those who want to apply for a role, and we are committed to removing any barriers in our recruitment processes. If you have difficulty applying online, please download the application form below (or we can send one to you in the post), or we can support in other ways such as telephone or video call. For video calls, we will make use of closed captioned subtitling.

The closing date is 30 June 2021

2. Interview: We hope to hold interviews in mid July 2021.

The interviews will be virtual with a small panel and there will be an opportunity to meet some of the people we support. We are happy to arrange interviews for shortlisted candidates outside office hours.