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Passionate, and committed are just some of the keywords we would use to describe St Anne’s Community Services, as they encompass many of the aspects that make St Anne’s so special. We are an organisation that is for people, by people.

We are proud to support people experiencing learning disabilities, mental health, substance misuse, and homelessness and deliver a high quality of care which is reflected by 92% of our CQC registered services being rated ‘good’ or above, as well as our non-regulated activity services being of ‘high quality’.

Our 1,500 staff are committed to supporting over 1,700 clients and their families across Yorkshire and the North-East, making a huge difference in their lives and supporting their aspirations and individual outcomes.

We operate in a challenging sector and face increasingly demanding financial pressures and regulatory expectations, so it is vital that we are effective, and efficiently applying our resources to provide the best and safest support we can.

It is an exciting time to be joining St Anne’s as our refreshed Board and Executive Team lead the organisation forward, to deliver our new vision and strategy.

A life without limits for the people we support.”

St Anne’s will naturally build on its heritage and achievements, having grown from its 1971 roots as a Leeds homeless charity into a £50m turnover charity operating across the North of England.

Both our new Chair of Trustee’s and Trustee’s focus will be to support the organisation on its journey as it works to enhance its clients’ services and secure sustainable growth. We have ambitious plans to upgrade our housing stock and further improve our service delivery.

Over the last year, we have spent a lot of time strengthening the foundations and infrastructure of the organisation and improving our governance arrangements. That work continues and the changes will help us deliver our ambitious business strategy whilst meeting the standards expected by our regulators and stakeholders.

As we deliver on our strategy for 2021 to 2026, your role will be pivotal, ensuring that we continue to put people at the heart of everything we do and be effective and transparent in delivering our ultimate ambition to place St Anne’s on the leading edge of supporting a society that is inclusive for all.

We hope our new Chair and Trustees will bring exceptional skills and experience to our team, to help us face the challenges of making sure our voice is heard, and that we can continue to inspire our communities. We hope you will bring in-depth board-level experience with a focus on financial sustainability, investments, social care, quality, health and safety, people, and housing.

Our Board culture is one that supports and where appropriate challenges the Senior Management Team, through strategic-level discussion and debate. As we seek to increase the diversity of our Board, we particularly welcome applications for all roles from people seeking their first Chair or Trustee opportunity, women, from the BAME/LGBTQ+ community, or people with protected characteristics. We actively encourage people with disabilities or lived experiences to apply.

If you are looking for a rewarding role that will also stretch you, and you have the skills, experience, and motivation to help us deliver our business strategy, we would like to hear from you.

We look forward to meeting you during the recruitment process.