Could you be a Trustee?

Chailey Heritage Foundation has been changing the lives of young people with disabilities since 1903. Today, we are one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young people with complex neurodisabilities, supporting 270 young people across all our services. We have a special school (including boarding facilities), as well as a wide range of residential and day services for young adults. Over 430 staff and 100 volunteers help every day to deliver our mission that each young person should have every opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what the challenges.

Following a period of sustained growth, diversification, and a governance review, as well as part of our succession planning, we are now looking to appoint a new Trustee.

We are seeking people to join our Board who are able to commit the time and energy to help our Charity pursue its next phase of development. We are particularly interested in strong team players with a particular interest in fundraising.

The Charity has a highly experienced and engaged Trustee Board and you will play a vital role in governance and shaping the strategic direction of the Charity. The Board meets in East Sussex three times a year (usually April, July and December) plus one strategic planning day.

For this particular role, you will be part of the fundraising sub-committee, which reports directly to the Trustee Board. This sub-committee meets approximately every six weeks and, as a member, you will act as a 'critical friend' to our highly successful fundraising team and support the fundraising activities. You will see first hand the difference donations make to the lives of the young people and their families. It is a very rewarding role.

We recognise the enormous benefits of a diverse Trustee Board and encourage applications from a range of backgrounds. This is a voluntary position but reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information, download the pack here.

If you would like an informal conversation with our Chief Executive, Helen Hewitt, (which we highly encourage) please contact Fiona Duff 01825 724444 ext 706 or

Our latest Annual Report & Accounts can be found here.

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