This is an exciting time to join a proactive Charity Board of Trustees of one of the area’s most progressive and innovative providers of high quality support services to visually impaired people including those with other disabilities.

The annual turnover of the organisation is approaching £3million and we employ 90 staff supported by 60 volunteers and we are contracted to provide housing, care support and other support, guidance and advice locally.

The full Board of Trustees meets quarterly at the headquarters in Huntington York and on average Trustees commit to around 5 hours a month working on committees and working groups with the CEO and Senior Management team. Trustees are volunteers but can receive expenses.

For more information about The Wilberforce Trust visit our website at

To request an application pack or to arrange to discuss the process further with the Chief Executive contact.

What are we looking for.?

We are currently reviewing our ongoing strategy and are looking for a number of Trustees who are interested in helping us to continue to shape our future strategic direction.

We are particularly keen to recruit forward thinking people with a commercial or not for profit background in one or more of the following areas

  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Financial and Business Management

We would welcome applications from people from the ophthalmic healthcare sector or people with the above skills with a visual impairment.

Practical Considerations

The full Board of Trustees meet quarterly usually on Tuesday afternoon/evening. Many of the Trustees join the sub-committees also meeting quarterly one or two weeks prior to the Board Meeting.

Sub committees;

  • Finance and Personnel
  • Compliance
  • YORSIGHT / YORSENSORY ( other services outside of housing and care support)