Child Action Northwest is an award winning charity providing a range of innovative and creative services across the North of England that support children, families and vulnerable adults.  Our values of caring, empowerment, and never giving up are present in all we do and underpin our work.  We believe in the power of the individual and communities to grow, develop and change.

We are looking to add to our experienced and skilled Board of Trustees at our long-established children's charity. We are seeking individuals with a varied range of skills and experiences to join our team and help shape the future of our organisation. As a Board Member, you will have the chance to contribute your expertise and drive forward our mission, vision, and values.

For more information or an informal chat about the role contact our Chief Executive Officer, Sue Cotton on 07581 068931

We are particularly interested in candidates who have the following qualities:

  • Strategic strengths - we are looking to appoint Trustees who bring a proven history of leading strategic initiatives to enable organisational growth, facilitate development, and skillfully navigate periods of change.
  • Digital Expertise. In today's technologically driven world, digital skills are vital for the success of any organisation. If you have a good understanding of digital platforms, social media, and IT systems, your skills will be highly valued as we strive to enhance our online presence and use more digital approaches in our day-to-day work.
  • Marketing/Fundraising/Journalistic Skills. A board member with skills or links in these areas would be beneficial to helping raise awareness and generate support for our cause. Your knowledge and connections will be invaluable in helping us reach new audiences and secure resources for the children we serve.
  • Community Voices. We believe in amplifying the voices of those we serve. If you have firsthand experience or a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced within local communities, we want to hear from you. Your insights will help us shape our services and initiatives to better meet the needs of the people we serve.

We value your time and dedication and would ask that you commit to attending at least 70% of our monthly meetings.

At CANW, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are unrepresented currently at Trustee level. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and women.

By joining our board, you will contribute to a cause that truly matters and have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of the children, young people, vulnerable adults, and communities we serve.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at CANW and believe you have the skills and passion to help us achieve our goals, please submit your application form on our website . We look forward to hearing from you!


CANW Overview

Trustee Recruitment

CANW Trustee Code of Conduct updated November 2020.pdf

The essential Trustee.pdf

Trustee Role Description Child Action Northwest.pdf


To apply:

Please complete our online application form and return along with the following documents to [email protected].


Trustee automatic disqualification declaration.pdf

The vacancy will close on receipt of sufficient applications.

For more information contact our Chief Executive Officer, Sue Cotton on 07581 068931

All roles within CANW have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults. This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.