Recruitment drive for trustees and governors

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A number of committed and exceptional people, who share National Star’s vision of a world in which people with disabilities are able to realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives, are being recruited into the voluntary roles.


In terms of new Trustees the charity is looking to recruit Trustees with experience in:
• Human resources
• Marketing and communication
• Fundraising
• Estate management

Read our Trustee Recruitment Brochure and Read more about the role of Trustees at National Star


In terms of new Governors the charity is looking to recruit people with experience in:
• Staff training
• Beneficiary engagement
• Vocational learning
• Health strategy / commissioning

Read our Governor Recruitment Brochure and Read more about the role of Governors at National Star

Join our highly respected national charity, investing in services that will enhance the lives and independence of young people with complex disabilities and learning disabilities. National Star is a charity and company. As a result, Trustees are also company directors, with the legal responsibility that accompanies their role.

National Star is a Disability Confident Employer. The charity is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Therefore we welcome applications from all sections of the community, including those currently under-represented on the Trustee board and Governing body. For example, women, people with disabilities and members of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

What we are looking for

‘We are looking for new Trustees and Governors who can combine strategic vision with excellent communication and team-working skills. As a result, applicants should be able to demonstrate independent judgement and be willing to speak out,’ said David Ellis, Chief Executive.

‘You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are playing a part in the future development of one of the leading disability charities. Your fresh perspective could help us to see things in a different light and your professional expertise could be utilised to support our staff team in delivering our vision and values,’ said David.

‘You will gain a great understanding of the challenges faced by young people with complex disabilities and have the opportunity to build your professional network,’ he added.

Trustee and Governor roles at National Star are voluntary. Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Both roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Discover more about our existing Trustees and Governors 

Apply today

For a chat about whether we are the right charity for you to support contact Ali McEwan at or telephone 01242 527631 extension 3234. Arrange a tour of the charity as well as an informal discussion with Chief Executive David Ellis and / or an existing Trustee or Governor.

Submit one side of A4, expressing your interest in the role, outlining why you want to be a Trustee or Governor at National Star as well as a CV to Ali McEwan by 24 September 2021 at 5pm. Interviews will be held in October. The panel will comprise of Chief Executive David Ellis and existing members of the Trustee board / Governing body.

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