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 Trustee. The Trustee will celebrate our proud heritage but also be an advocate for our communities and the challenges they face today and as we move into the 2020s.

They will be someone who will have a good understanding of coalfield communities and the issues that remain today some 35 years after the rapid contraction of the industry.
They will also have a grasp of how social and economic regeneration can be most effectively targeted given the demanding economic environment that the CRT is now operating in.

Our Trustees will play a crucial role in shaping our strategy for 2024-29 and our upcoming Governance Review. We are looking for a constructive, intelligent and passionate individual who can work well with our existing 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.

While we are looking for people with a wide range of experience and skills 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.

If you think you fit the bill and can meet the time commitments then please get in touch:
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: Monday 31st October at 5pm
Head Office – Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire Travel to other offices/locations in England, Scotland and Wales as required
Job type
£Voluntary role, reasonable and attributable expenses covered
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