Charity Trustees / Non-Executive Directors

We have been retained to lead the search for multiple Trustees (Non-Executive Directors) on behalf of a successful Not for Profit organisation operating across the Yorkshire and Humber region. An innovative and vibrant charity, which for the last 35+ years, has helped thousands of people with a drug or alcohol problem on the road to recovery. Their mission is to work in partnership to support people affected by substance misuse to make positive change.

The Opportunity

Nationally, a new drug strategy has been published and the associated aspiration and substantial funding make this an exciting time to join the field and in particular this thought-leading charity. Widely accepted that this represents a once in a generation opportunity to shape the national approach to drugs and alcohol for the next 10 years; a time where the environment contains both significant opportunities and challenges. If this resonates with you and you can spare some time to make a difference you could play an important role and help to strengthen the existing Board.

The Roles

Five Trustees in total, including two specific key roles:

Charity Secretary – would likely suit someone with previous Company Secretary experience but we are not specifically looking for a Member of the ICSA

Treasurer – a qualified Finance professional with good management accountancy experience, experience as a Finance Director preferred

• Other Trustees (x3) – we would welcome applications from a range of interested senior professionals, backgrounds of whom could include:

  • Senior executives from Commerce and Industry
  • Digital strategists
  • Substance misuse sector knowledge
  • Criminal justice sector knowledge

To be considered for any of these roles you will:

• Be a strategic and creative thinker with a curiosity for new areas or subjects
• Have a team-oriented approach to problem-solving
• Be emotionally intelligent and an excellent communicator
• Not need previous Non-Executive Director or Trustee experience but aspire to such a role and be keen to utilise your knowledge and experience in a non-executive capacity
• Subscribe comfortably to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Time Commitment:

• Quarterly Board meetings
• Communication with other Board members and executives outside formal meetings
• Estimated time commitment between 5 and 10 days per annum


These are pro-bono appointments although expenses incurred when carrying out the duties of a Trustee will be reimbursed.


Should you wish to express an interest in any of these roles please email Daryl Stickland, NJR’s Head of Non-Executive Practice, via as soon as possible quoting reference NJR/DS173 in the subject field, providing your CV as well as a brief overview to outline your interest and any specific relevant experience.


Norrie Johnston recruitment advises this organisation on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment.

Any Third Party applications and correspondence will be forwarded to NJR for review and no commercial consideration will be available for such unsolicited introductions.