Trustee (voluntary)

Milestones Trust
Voluntary Post
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 

Milestones Trust is a charitable organisation with a 34-year history of offering safe, person-centred support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.

The Trust was formed in 1986 during as the local long stay hospitals started to close and people moved into local communities. We run services throughout Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, supporting around 750 people in specialist residential, nursing and supported living services, along with respite services, day opportunities groups and community projects.

With a new chief executive in place and a new strategy unfolding, this is an exciting time to it’s Board of Trustees.

Owing to the retirement of several longstanding members, the Board seeks to recruit three new trustees to provide guidance to the Senior Management Team and hold them to account.

We have a strong values-based ethos, which drives the approach we take to the work that we do. As a Trustee, you will be integral to shaping the organisation’s direction in this important period in the social care sector.

On this occasion, we are especially interested in hearing from candidates with qualifications in law or accounting, as well as those with commercial skills from the private sector, knowledge of working in heavily regulated sectors, and experience in health or social care.

The Board meets eight to 10 times a year. In addition, Trustees can expect to join one or more of the standing committees – Finance & Resources, Care & People, Business Development – and participate in ad hoc committees that take on specific and less frequent tasks. In general, you should be able to commit 10 to 15 days to board work.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 27 July, 2020 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Applications should be submitted by CV and sent to

For background on Milestones, visit For an informal discussion please email to arrange an informal telephone discussion with Chair of Trustees, Donald Nordberg.

Contact Person: 
Donald Nordberg.
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
Milestones Trust Unit 12, Eclipse Office Park High Street, Staple Hill Bristol, BS16 5EL