St Anne’s Community Services Charity Are Seeking Trustees

St Anne’s Community Services are seeking trustees, including a Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of Audit Committee - Unremunerated 

Life can be challenging for the most vulnerable members of our society, whether it be from mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness, or substance misuse. St Anne’s are a community services charity that provide vital support to those in need in the North of England. Their mission is to be an outstanding provider of high quality care, support and housing services that helps vulnerable members of society to achieve their aspirations and lead fulfilling lives. They are currently looking to appoint trustees from all walks of life and a diverse range of backgrounds to help represent the users of their services, which will ensure that they are able to continually improve the facilities they offer.

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, they put their clients at the centre of everything they do, supporting them to achieve their aspirations and live as independently as possible. They are proud to make a difference every day. Led by Azra Kirkby, their 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 they continue to provide great support to vulnerable people within our communities. They are now looking for committed Trustees with a broad skill set from a range of backgrounds who can join their Board to oversee the delivery of their vision, mission and values and their new strategy.

They are seeking a number of trustee roles to broaden our Board experience. In particular, they are seeking to appoint a new Chair and Vice-Chair, and they wish to increase the accounting and auditing experience on our Audit Committee and appoint an accountant to chair that Committee.  They are also keen to hear from people with housing or social care experience. The community in Leeds and the north of England is rich in diversity and they 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.

They 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, they 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. For more information visit

Closing Date: 7th December 2020

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