Since 1999, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) has been building prosperity and opportunity for the 5.7 million people who live in former coalfield communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The CRT is an independent charity and company limited by guarantee committed to improving wellbeing and skills outcomes for the people we serve. We receive funding from the Scottish and Welsh Governments but we also have a unique model where our work in England is funded through our development of industrial starter units through our property arm, CRT Property. This enables us to deliver jobs and economic growth while also creating a self-sustaining fund to pay for our programmes in England.

As we approach our 25th anniversary, a vacancy has arisen for a new Chair of our Board of Trustees. The Chair will be able to demonstrate evidence of their knowledge and experience of our coalfield communities. They will be a passionate voice to not only celebrate our proud heritage but be an advocate for our communities and the challenges they face today and as we move into the 2020s.

The role will require a thorough understanding and experience of the key issues and challenges facing former coalfield communities and fully embracing CRT values. It will also require strong political networks and a thorough understanding of the parliamentary processes for lobbying and decision making and the wider UK political environment.

Our new Chair will lead our Trustees in the critical role of shaping our upcoming strategy for 2024-29 and leading our Governance Review. We are looking for a constructive, intelligent and passionate individual who can work well with our Trustees and Senior Management Team to continue our progress as an organisation which can deliver real change to some of the most deprived communities in Britain.

We are keen to ensure that the Board is representative of the communities it serves. Therefore we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds across the spectrum of the communities we serve.

For an informal chat about the role please contact our CEO Gary Ellis through our Shared Services

Administrator Rachel Madden on 01226 272809 or
Posted: 31/08/2022
Closes: Friday 23rd September at 5pm
Head Office – Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire Travel to other offices/locations in England, Scotland and Wales as required
Job type
£Voluntary, reasonable and attributable expenses covered
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