Vacancies –  Trustee and Chairperson (Voluntary)

Due to retirement of our existing post holders we are looking to recruit two Trustees to the ARC Board – Chairperson and Trustee.

This is a fabulous opportunity for you to have a leading role on the Board of a successful charity that is achieving real change for people with learning disabilities, autistic people, or people with other support needs, and their families.

We are keen to recruit a social care leader and people with a background in marketing, branding, digital media or communications.


About us

The Association for Real Change (ARC) is a national charity which works in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Our vision is to celebrate difference, respect, listen to and include everyone. Our work benefits people with learning disabilities, autistic people, or people with other support needs – and their families.

Our aims are to improve:

  • Knowledge and Rights
  • Choice and Control
  • Inclusion and Equality.

To do this we bring people together.  We support them to share different views and experiences.  We help them to agree and take action to achieve real change through training, research, networks, collective advocacy and policy.

Our websites:


How to apply

To apply for a Trustee or Chairperson post, please send a written statement of no more than 500 words to describe why you are interested in the role and how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification in the role descriptions below and a brief CV.  If you prefer, your application can be sent using film or audio recording.

ARC is an organisation that values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please send your application to Vicky Shirley, Governance Co-ordinator by email to [email protected] or marked Private & Confidential to Vicky Shirley, Association for Real Change, 10a Marsden Street, Chesterfield S40 1JY.

Informal enquiries can be made to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 3pm on 9th August.

Interviews to take place online.  We will agree dates with suitable applicants.