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We are currently recruiting at The Alec Dickson Trust. If you are under 30 years of age and are looking for a fulfilling voluntary role which promotes volunteering then we'd love to hear from you.

Want to become a Trustee of the Alec Dickson Trust?

We are currently recruiting for new Trustees!

Alec Dickson together with his wife Moira, founded Voluntary Service overseas (VSO) and later Community Service Volunteer (CSV) as they passionately believed that anyone – whatever their background – could make a positive contribution to the world around them. Alec pioneered the involvement of young volunteers with backgrounds in offending, drug misuse and homelessness, built up a programme of community service work in schools, and campaigned vigorously for a nationwide community service. It was with this spirit of adventure and belief in young people that the Alec Dickson Trust was established after Alec’s death in 1994. Since then, the Trust has remained in the hands of young people all of whom are under the age of 30 to continue his legacy by awarding grants to young people with innovative community projects promoting volunteering up to the value of £500.

Your role: As a Trustee of the Alec Dickson Trust, your role is to review grant applications four times a year at the quarterly board meetings. All applications for support will be judged on their own merits and in relation to how they expect to achieve or further the aims of the Trust. We mark the applications on a grading system looking at innovation, need and volunteers. On top of reviewing applications, you  are expected to support the board with new ideas to help shape and steer our organisation and make a real difference.

The person/ requirements:

  • Applicants need to show a clear passion for volunteering to help make a difference to young people and communities across the UK.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 and under the age of 30 (in order for the Board to continue to reflect the age of its beneficiaries).
  • Applicants can be from any background, with any qualifications or work experience.
  • We are looking to increase the current diversity of the board, as the majority of the current Trustees work in the charity sector. Therefore applicants are encouraged to clearly highlight the particular skills they feel they could bring to the board.

If this sounds like the role for you, we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to being in touch soon.

Please download the job description and person specification at the top left of this page for more details.

Job title: Trustee                                            Salary: Unpaid

Location: Central London                           Contact email: chair@alecdicksontrust.org.uk

Application deadline: 22nd April 2019

Commitment: Trustees meet on a quarterly basis and are expected to attend four meetings a year in Central London. So you must be willing to travel to Central London for quarterly evening meetings (circa 2 hours 18:30-20:30). Trustees are also expected to make a minimum commitment of 2 years in post.


About Alec Dickson Trust

We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.