Our Current Chair of Trustees, Tony Gates, will be retiring from the role at our AGM in July. We are now seeking a new Chair to lead the organisation at an exciting time for the Trust and for the Ouseburn Valley, with significant change on the horizon in terms of new residential and commercial development and growth of heritage activity and environmental enhancement. 

The new Chair will act as an ambassador for the Trust, working alongside the Chief Officer to build profile and confidence as the Trust embarks on a new period of property development, and the growth of its heritage and environment initiatives.

Knowledge and experience in the world of regeneration/development/heritage would be advantageous but ultimately the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, an inclusive, transparent way of working while remaining impartial and objective and have a passion for the Ouseburn Valley.

There is also an opportunity to join our Board as a Trustee for someone who

  • has a passion for the Ouseburn Valley and our work within it.
  • is sympathetic to the Trust's aims and values and
  • understands the role of the third sector in driving local regeneration.

These voluntary posts are three-year (renewable) appointments. The role descriptions are available here

Role description for Chair of Trustees

Role description for Trustee

To apply for the role of Chair of Trustees please submit a personal statement and a CV to the Chief Officer by 12 noon on Monday 4th March. Interviews will take place on Friday 15th March.

To apply for the role of Trustee please send an expression of interest to the Chief Officer by Monday 4th March.

For further details or to discuss the opportunity, please contact: Chris Barnard, Chief Officer,  Tel: 0191 2616596, e-mail [email protected]