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 a new Trustee!

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:

  • Passion for volunteering your time to help make a difference for young volunteers
    and communities across the UK.
  • Must be over the age of 18 and under the age of 30 years old (this is because the
    age of the board of young trustees reflects the age and work of our beneficiaries).
  • We are open to applicants from any background, with any qualifications or work
    experience. We are looking to increase our diversity as the majority of our current
    trustees work in the charity sector.

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:

Application deadline: Sunday 26th November 2017

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.