Become a Trustee

Two men talkingThis opportunity closed at 12 noon on Monday 18th December 2017.

Skills for Care is looking for experienced trustees to help us develop the adult social care workforce in a growing sector.

Led by Dame Moira Gibb DBE our board of trustees work with the sector’s 20,300 employers to help shape the strategic development of learning and development opportunities for the 1.5 million strong adult social care workforce in England.

We are seeking to appoint new trustees who will have a proven ability to provide robust oversight, help ensure effective governance arrangements are in place and rigorously monitor the company’s performance. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience, or who have digital and or entrepreneurial skills and experience. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ages and geographic locations. 

These are challenging times for adult social care so we are looking for individuals with outstanding communication skills and the clear ability to work collaboratively with others. You will share our aspiration to create a skilled and knowledgeable workforce capable of delivering high quality care and support to people in our communities.  Whilst experience of the adult social care sector is not essential, it is desirable and you will need to demonstrate that you share our aspiration for a workforce that is skilled, confident, well-led and value based.

You will need to be available to attend four board meetings a year, plus an annual strategy day with possibly a similar number of committee meetings. The position is unremunerated but expenses are paid for meetings that will be held in London or at our Leeds head office.

For more information on our work please visit To request an application pack please contact the Human Resources Team at or 0113 241 1255.

For a confidential discussion please contact Tracey Dakin on 0113 241 1201

This opportunity closed at 12 noon on Monday 18th December 2017.