Become a trustee - Avenues Group
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Become a trustee

Avenues is a place where people smile, laugh and grow – and achieve extraordinary things. Our trustees are at the heart of this.


Our ambition is for people to feel a sense of belonging, and enjoy a full life, no matter how complex their personal situation. Everyone deserves to experience their own laughter, positivity and joy.

We love to go the extra mile, investing in our team so that have the skills to support expanding lives. We know that well-supported people support people well.

Our trustees make sure all this happens, and that all our decisions and plans put people first.

They are guardians of our mission, vision and values.

They also safeguard our assets, including physical assets such as property, and intangible ones, like our reputation. They make sure these are used well and that the charity is well run.

Common questions ….

  • Who are you looking for?
    Anyone can apply to be a trustee with us. Avenues is a hugely diverse community of people and we always want our trustee group to reflect this. You might have a relative with a disability, have professional skills that can support us, or just be passionate about equality and our values – everyone has their own reasons for applying, and everyone has something to offer.
    We do need to have a balance of skills and backgrounds on our trustee group and we are currently particularly interested in applications from both:
    – younger people who may not have professional experience but want to make a difference – we will support their long-term learning and development as trustees.
    – people with professional experience in areas such as social care, the NHS, commerce, marketing and  business development.
    But you don’t need to fit these categories to apply.
  • How do I apply to become a trustee? 
    You can apply on our careers pages.
  • How do I find out more about the role and responsibilities of a trustee?
    Take a look at the NCVO ‘s information pages, or at our trustee page.
  • Can I talk to someone to find out more? 
    Of course! Email us and we’ll arrange a time to chat.
  • You don’t have any vacancies at the moment – can I register my interest in becoming a trustee with Avenues?
    Yes – email us with your details and we will get back to you.

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