Trustees / Board members

Voluntary role
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 5 July, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Voluntary, four trustee meetings per year, preparation and subcommittee membership
Details of Role: 

We are a charity with a vision to see the talents and abilities of young people in greatest need held in high esteem

ASDAN’s mission is to engage young people aged 11 to 25 years in greatest need to achieve meaningful learning outcomes, which elevate them to go on to further education, training or work, and empower them to take control of their lives.

We are currently recruiting for new board members and are particularly looking for trustees with professional backgrounds and experience in:

  • SEND in mainstream schools and/or alternative education settings
  • Teacher and/or youth worker professional development
  • Digital learning and infrastructure
  • Premises management

Based in Bristol, ASDAN has a successful history of working alongside mainstream and special schools, further education colleges, pupil referral units, local authorities and a variety of voluntary and community organisations across the UK and the rest of the world.

We specialise in developing and accrediting personal, social and employability skills and attributes, and offer both regulated qualifications and accredited curriculum programmes.  Our provision is accessible for young people learning at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Levels 1 to 3.   We value their contributions to learning, work and society, supporting them to create the roles they want to play in the world.

Everything we do is underpinned by a commitment to professional learning with teachers and educators in order to secure quality and equality of opportunity for the young learners we are here to support.

If you share a commitment to our mission and have the energy, expertise and experience to make a difference with us, we would love to hear from you. 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive board that reflects the young people we serve, and encourage and welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds and perspectives. There will be a comprehensive induction and support programme for all new trustees.

How to Apply: 

See our website for more information. To apply, please download an information pack or contact Emma Wakeman, Clerk to Trustees (

Applications will close on Wednesday 5 July with interviews taking place the week beginning 4 September. We would ideally like new trustees to attend a board meeting on Thursday 28 September.

Contact Person: 
Emma Wakeman
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 954 3950
Postal Address: 
ASDAN Wainbrook House Hudds Vale Road St George Bristol BS5 7HY