Charity Trustee

Become a Trustee and help us create more equal lives.

Our mission is to provide a meaningful service to people who have disabilities.

We help people develop their abilities, live the life they want, and be happy by providing top quality care, education, lifelong learning opportunities. Could you shape the future of The Percy Hedley Foundation?

We’re looking for outstanding individuals with experience in Education and Lifelong Learning or Care to join the Trustee board and strengthen the Foundation’s leadership. Could you be one of them?

“Since Ciaran joined Northern Counties School, life has been absolutely fantastic. It’s great… it’s actually given us confidence as adults as well – so not just for Ciaran, but for the whole family. Ciaran’s just a tiny little bit of the school but all the other kids are just as fantastic as him, all absolutely wonderful…” 

– Ciaran’s Mum, Northern Counties School.

What Does Our Board of Trustees Do?


The Trustees, acting together, govern the Percy Hedley Foundation. Trustees are required to:

  • Ensure the strategy is fit for purpose to deliver its mission for the people we support.
  • Ensure the Foundation complies with its governing document, charity law and the requirements of the Charity Commission.
  • Ensure the Foundation complies with the requirements of other legislation and regulators which govern the activities of the charity.
  • Ensure the Foundation pursues its charitable purpose and objects.
  • Protect and manage wisely the Foundation’s property, assets, funds and investments.
  • Act with integrity and in the interests of the people we support at all times.
  • Avoid any personal conflicts of interest.

What We're Looking For

  • Commit to the aims and values of the Foundation.
  • Meet the time requirements of the role.
  • Build effective relationships to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Think innovatively, critically, independently and strategically.
  • Contribute to the work of the Foundation in a positive manner.
  • Promote fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate the Nolan seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.

Knowledge, Skills and Values

  • Understanding of the experiences, needs and challenges faced by the people we support (or be willing to learn).
  • A reasonable understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a trusteeship.
  • Understanding of charity and company law.
  • Understanding of the Charity Governance Code.
  • A reasonable understanding of legal, financial, audit, and regulatory requirements of a charity (Care Quality Commission, Ofsted).
  • Good strategic vision and independent judgement skills.
  • Experience and understanding of strategy development.
  • Governance and risk management skills

Interested in applying?

Expressions of interest can be registered via the form below.  If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Interested In Becoming a Trustee? 

If you’re interested in applying or have any questions, complete the form and a member of our governance team will be in touch.

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