Appointment of Trustee & Chair of the Quality Committee

Camphill Village Trust


Welcome to Camphill Village Trust.

We are delighted to be advertising for this unique opportunity to become a Trustee and Chair of our Quality Committee.

As a national charity and not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust (CVT) has for almost 70 years been providing a range of predominately land based “green” care, support and accommodation for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs.

Our aim is to empower people with disabilities to lead more connected, fulfilled lives with meaning and purpose. We call this ‘a life of opportunity’ and we believe that, with the right support, it is possible for everyone.

There are nine Trust communities across England, providing homes and social care and support for over 400 adults with a learning disability. The Trust operates from sites situated in North Yorkshire, Teesside, Hertfordshire, Stourbridge, and Gloucestershire.

Each of our communities is different; from Botton Village in the heart of the North York Moors covering over 1,000 acres of farm and countryside, homes, a shop, post office, theatre, church and creamery; to our Stourbridge and St Albans communities that are more urban based with town centre flats, bungalows and houses.

Across our sites there are many opportunities for people with learning and other disabilities to learn and develop skills, and to contribute to wider society, adding meaning and purpose to their lives: we offer activities from social farming and gardening and arts and crafts, to opportunities in retail, catering and estates management. Whether beneficiaries are living in a Trust community or accessing our activities for a Life of opportunity via day placements, they are empowered to be at the centre of their own support and outcomes. The Trust has a strong culture of co-production and the Quality Committee play a key role in ensuring that co-production is embedded at all levels of the Charity.

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Trustee, with an evidenced track record in Adult Social Care, to join us to take responsibility chairing our Quality Committee. We are seeking individuals with significant relevant Social Care Support leadership experience with the ability to provide assurance on quality, safeguarding and compliance, drawing on a sound knowledge and understanding of Local Authority and regulatory standards. We are also keen to ensure that our Chair of Quality is passionate about supporting us in continuing our culture of co-production.

You will have experience of working within complex environments, enabling you to play an active role in leading the Trust during a significant period of change. An exceptional communicator, you will be able to relate to people at all levels inside and out of the organisation, inspiring confidence in others on issues of significant strategic importance.

The following provides information and detail about the role, our locations and the type of person we’re looking for. If this sounds exciting to you and you have the passion, experience and skills to help us achieve our ambitious vision, we’d love to hear from you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Yours sincerely,

Michael Nutt
Chair of Trustees

About us

A copy of our annual report with further information about our communities, initiatives, quality impact and financial review can be found here.

For further information about Camphill Village Trust, our services and communities, please go to the website.

Camphill Village Trust values

Building connections

Camphill Village Trust offers a sense of belonging and community. That means we create opportunities for friendship, connecting people to build a community so they can feel valued rather than isolated.

Enabling potential

Camphill Village Trust enables people to develop, grow and be heard. This means we build confidence and the voice of the people we support informs what we do, at every level.

Promoting purpose

Camphill Village Trust promotes meaningful, healthy living. This means the people we support live an active life and can contribute to the wider community on an equal basis.

Environmental respect

Camphill Village Trust values and cares for the environment. This means that we see a connection between the environment we live in and our well-being and promote living sustainably, in harmony with the natural world.

Social impact

Camphill Village Trust believes our people and resources should make a positive contribution to society.

This means we support and develop initiatives to challenge issues faced by vulnerable members of society, which enable the people we support to achieve greater integration into the wider community.

The role

Additional information

  • All reasonable expenses will be paid.
  • You will have full access to training and development.
  • You will be required to contribute roughly 1 day per month: your time spent will include Board and Committee Meetings, visits to communities, CEO and Chair discussions, regular debate with the Finance lead and group training etc.
    • The Board of Trustees meet at least four times a year, and these performance meetings are supported by strategic planning days, training events, community visits and stakeholder engagement opportunities. There are four Quality Committee meetings a year and the Annual General Meeting.
    • Meetings are a hybrid of virtual and in-face. As a national Charity we balance cost against outcomes and the importance of human connection. In person meetings are currently held in London or occasionally one of the Trusts Communities.
    • Confirmed Board Meetings for 2023: 16th May, (Board training in June, dates tbc), 8th Aug and 21st Nov. Usually 3 hours in duration, from 10.30am.
    • Quality & People Committee Meeting Dates for 2023/2024: May / June TBC, 20th July, 24th Oct, 13th Feb 2024, 30th April 2024. Meetings are currently being held virtually (though in future some may be held in-person) and are usually 2.5 hours in duration from 10-12.30pm or 10.30-1pm.

How to apply

Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the Camphill Village Trust. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2023.

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV.
  • A covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the knowledge and qualifications criteria of the person specification.
  • Please include the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Helene Usherwood on +44(0)7719 322 669 or, or Elyse Turner-Pearce on +44 (0)7808 648 559 or