Trustee - Social Care/Health

  • Salary: Non-remunerated
  • Hours:
  • Location: Ivybridge (in person/hybrid meetings)

Application deadline: Friday 15 March 2024


The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust was founded over 250 years ago and is one of the oldest charities in the UK. Throughout the proud history of the Trust, the aim has always been simple: to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of young adults with complex and high-level physical disabilities.

Today the legacy is now helping and improving the lives of young adults from all over the South West and further.

Currently we have 33 residents living onsite receiving 24-hour care and support alongside 4-day placements. Many of our young adults have life limiting conditions and will spend the majority of the rest of their lives in our care and living on the Ivybridge site. Notwithstanding their disabilities, Dame Hannah’s enables the people we support to live as independently as possible and supports them to participate in everyday life, including daily living skills and activities. We also provide a large number of social, therapeutic and sport sessions.

We are looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees with two individuals with senior level or Trustee experience specific to the Health and Social Care sector, who can use their leadership skills and talents to contribute to the on-going success of the Charity.

The role of a board member is fundamental and together we are the governance body of Dame Hannah’s with responsibility for safeguarding, strategy, finances as well as our other statutory responsibilities.

The Role

Support the Board to continue to improve and develop its understanding of the social care sector.
Contribute to and Support the Board with effective governance specific to the social care sector.
Further develop and strengthen the connection between the executive and the wider board in areas of care delivery and regulatory compliance.

Contribute to and Support the Board to identify and implement the strategic delivery of the Trust’s objectives, relevant to the delivery of care.

Support the Executive in ensuring that we have a sustainable business model in terms of care costed packages.

Support the Executive to ensure that all Board decisions are in line with the delivery of the services we provide.

You would also be jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, together with developing the aims and objectives that support our mission and values. You will be involved in ensuring compliance, accountability and maintaining financial sustainability, whilst bringing fresh ideas and creativity to support your Trustee colleagues and the Executive team.

What's in it for you?

As a trustee you will have the opportunity to apply your significant skills, abilities and passion to work alongside devoted and enthusiastic trustees and staff who are committed to our mission, to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of adults with a range of complex and high-level disabilities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity we encourage confidential conversations with our recruitment partner Anna Jay, MD of Public Leaders Appointments: or 07904 236 348

In order to apply, please submit a CV or professional bio, supported by a cover letter of no more than 3 sides of A4 outlining your motivations for applying (affinity for our vision and mission) and highlight how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of our new Trustee, as set out in the brief.
Applications should be sent to by midday on Thursday 15th February, 2024 with reference ‘Dame Hannahs’.


Closing Date for Applications: midday, Thursday 15th February 2024
Meeting with our Chair (remote): w/c 26th February 2024
Onsite visit: w/c 4th March 2024
Attend Board meeting as an observer: 16th April 2024

Application Pack: