Barca-Leeds is a community based charity. We are an organisation that delivers transformational services to adults, children, young people and families in Leeds, bringing people and services together to better respond to the needs of each individual.

Barca-Leeds are looking for a Trustee to assist in leading the charity on a non-paid voluntary basis to work closely with the Board of Trustees, Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management Team. Ideally, the preferred candidates would have experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation.  We particularly welcome people who have experience in the fields of Health, HR, Legal, and Finance.

The board meets three to four times per year usually on site near Kirkstall.  The board also operate sub-committees in the format of meetings which directly report into the board of directors; consisting of Finance, Human Resources, Health and Safety and Buildings and Quality Assurance, Communications (each of which also require at least one trustee to attend/chair those meetings).

Person Specification

Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with Barca-Leeds Mission, Vision and Values.
Experience and skills are particularly sought from those with the background in Health, HR, Legal and finance however we welcome applications from anyone interested in joining our board who feel they have something unique to contribute. We also welcome ex-service users and young people in Bramley or surrounding areas.

The Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document. All trustees should also be aware of and understand their individual and collective responsibilities and should not be overly reliant on one or more individual trustees in any particular aspect of the governance of a charity.

About the role

Trustees support and promote the organisation.  Together, they set and maintain our vision, mission and values, develop strategy and establish and monitor policies.  Trustees also ensure accountability and provide oversight of the organisation whilst ensuring compliance with legislation and the charity’s governing documents.

Working Relationships

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team – the post holder will work closely with the Senior Management Team, ensuring adequate support and advice is provided.

Board of Trustees – the post holder will regularly communicate and liaise with other members of the Board during Board meetings and by correspondence, telephone, email or in meetings as required.

What you will be doing

  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the benefit of the public, as defined in its governing documents (Articles).
  • Ensure the charity has a clear vision, mission, values and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these.
  • Contribute to the development of business strategy through constructive challenge and contributing ideas.
  • Establish and monitor policies and procedures to ensure proper governance is in place to have good accountability, fiscal oversight and compliance with all relevant laws.
  • Select, manage and support the chief executive and members of the senior management team.
  • Respect and support staff as appropriate.
  • Be an active advocate for the organisation and safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • Represent the Board/organisation at meetings and events and act as spokesperson when requested.
  • Regularly attend Board meetings and where appropriate, represent the board at the various sub-committee meetings.

How to apply

Please visit our website and find out about our work and our projects.

You will find full details and application pack for the role on our Vacancies page.

Informal inquiries to Mark Law (

Completed applications should be sent to  by no later than Midnight Thursday 9 July 2020

Applicants should quote the job reference number in the subject header of your e-mail.

Please note:

Barca-Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. It is the organisation’s policy to require the successful applicant to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check at a level appropriate to the role, before appointment is confirmed.