LD:NorthEast are looking to recruit trustees who have a real interest and enthusiasm for the support of people with learning disabilities. This is an exciting time for the organisation as it continues to develop the support it offers to people in the North of Tyne area. Your skills and good judgement will help us to continue to shape the future of LD:NorthEast, build on our profile and continue to develop and deliver high quality support in line with what people tell us they want and need. We welcome applications from people from all walks of life. We are particularly interested in people with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources

  • Corporate Partnerships

  • Charity Law

  • Business Development

  • Health & Safety

  • Diversity

  • Caring for Vulnerable People

  • Marketing / Digital

  • IT

  • Fundraising

About LD:NorthEast

LD:NorthEast are a North Tyneside based charity, supporting people of all ages who have a learning disability / Autistic Spectrum Condition, many of whom have other physical disabilities, mental health needs or other challenging conditions. Our primary aim is to help the people we support to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, making sure they have access to opportunities many of us take for granted. We support people to make friends, take part in activities that support their health, wellbeing and safety and to live as individuals, being in control of everything they do.

The Role of a Trustee

The Board meets a minimum of four times a year, with additional sub group meetings as required, most often at LD:NorthEast offices in Wallsend. At these meetings, Trustees receive financial and business reports on the work of LD:NorthEast. The Board has a crucial role in advising on both of these areas, supporting the Chief Executive and helping to shape the strategy for the Charity. In addition it is useful if the trustees can make themselves available occasionally between meetings to give advice and guidance on specific issues.

Trustees are appointed on a three yearly basis and re-appointed at Annual General Meetings. The posts are non-remunerated but reasonable expenses are paid.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governance document, legal and regulatory guidelines. In addition, Trustees are required to oversee sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with its objectives.

Trustees will receive an induction program and ongoing training.

If you are interested in applying then please  submit a CV and one page statement of interest to: David Robinson, Chief Executive at or 205 Park Road, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE287NL. If you would like an initial discussion then please email David to arrange a suitable time or call 0191 2622261.

Interviews are likely to be scheduled in January 2019.

Find details of our current Trustees here