Charity Trustees needed

Voluntary role: 2 to 3 days per month

POhWER is currently looking to strengthen its Board of Trustees.

About POhWER

POhWER, the UK's leading advocacy organisation, is a national charity supporting 55,000 people a year living with dementia, disability or mental illness to have a stronger voice, to get the support they need and to uphold their rights. Our specialist advocate team empower clients to help themselves. In addition, we take a further 250,000 calls each year through our various Help Hubs and 440,000 through Digital Advocacy.

POhWER recognises the increasing demand and is keen to respond proactively to the growing numbers needing support in a fast-changing and challenging commissioning marketplace.

What POhWER requires

POhWER is currently looking to strengthen its Board of Trustees with individuals with business and entrepreneurial skills.

To ensure our strategy and governance are of the highest quality and focused on our service users we are particularly seeking a trustee at present with experience and expertise in Digital Marketing to support the development and delivery of a new innovative Digital Marketing and IT strategy. The person appointed will work closely with the executive team to develop and enable a strategy that aims to reach those through digital mode who need its’ services most. We believe a robust strategy in this area will have a profound impact on our service growth.

We will be looking to strengthen other areas later in 2020 and would welcome expressions of interest at this point in time. If you have experience at a senior level in business or charitable management, we would welcome an application. You could help POhWER become even more diverse and effective as the trustees implement a new and exciting, forward-thinking strategic plan over the five years.

Applicants must be committed to POhWER’s values, good at working proactively, effective team players and be strategic thinkers with high-level experience and expertise in their field.

POhWER offers access/support to ensure all have equality of opportunity to be an effective trustee.


For an application pack please email: [email protected]

The closing date is Friday 14 August 2020.

Please apply by returning your current C.V. plus a supporting letter indicating what in particular you would bring to the Board of Trustees and how you meet all the essential and, if possible, the desirable criteria.

POhWER Trustee Advert (pdf)

POhWER Trustee Person Specification (pdf)

POhWER Trustee Role Description (pdf)