BRIC logo 2



BRIC (Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre) has been providing employment support and education to the local community for over 30 years. The services and activities BRIC provides are in direct response to the needs of centre users and the local community, and through partnership work with other local organisations. BRIC has a client base of over 5,000 unemployed people.

Although BRIC’s services fall into four main categories – IT Education, English & Maths, Employability and a Drop-in service; we have addressed many social issues outside of our own expertise that our clients have been faced with. Through partnership work with other local organisations, as well as through our own commitment to service users, we have been able to provide a wider support service to enable people to make significant and positive differences to their lives. Improving their skills and abilities, mental and physical well-being and by providing opportunities to make friends and socialise, enables service users to become more active members of the community.

We have a vacancy for a Trustee who is willing to devote the necessary time and effort, has strategic vision, good, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak their mind.

Download the role description.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Centre Manager, Sharron Fawcett in the first instance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

headway arts logo


Headway Arts are a registered charity based in Blyth, Northumberland who work locally, nationally and internationally. We passionately believe the arts are a potent catalyst for community cohesion and change and use creativity to connect communities, enhance learning and develop inclusivity. We work with the all communities but specialise in supporting people who are learning disabled.

We are looking for enthusiastic trustees with experience of community development, financial management and fundraising.

To arrange a good time for a chat please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you have a paid job or a trustee vacancy in the Northumberland voluntary and community sector or the surrounding areas to advertise? If so, you can list it on this page and we will also include it in our regular fortnightly e-bulletin.

  • Members of Northumberland CVA can list their vacancies for free.
  • We charge £25 per listing for not-members.
  • For non-members, an invoice will be sent to you once your listing has been accepted.

Simply email your job advert, including contact details and a link to further information (or with copies of your application documents) and a copy of your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

heart wood final logo colour


"A lot of people care, but they don't understand. When I come here, people understand."

Heart Wood is a new and developing charity based in Northumberland which offers person-centred group counselling to people with enduring poor mental health. We currently have a particular focus on working with men. We offer something different, for people who cannot engage with exisiting indoor services.



We are looking for committed people with experience of one (or more!) of the following:

  • Growing an existing business / charity
  • Understanding of the current statutory and 3rd sector health support
  • Personal experience of counselling
  • An understanding of the relevance and benefit of working in a person-centred way in an outdoor context
  • Other professional experience, e.g. financial management, legal practice, project management, fundraising or organisational development.



We are looking for a Treasurer to oversee the financial aspects of Heart Wood. The key responsibilities include: 

  • Overseeing and approving accounts, budgets and financial statements
  • Ensuring financial resources meet the current and future needs of the organisation
  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to the board
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting and control procedures are in place
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

If you think you have something to offer that isn’t listed here, we would still love to hear from you.


Time commitment

  • A minimum of six committee meetings per year (usually Monday evenings via Zoom)
  • One (or two) in-person meetings per year in woodland local to Hexham, Northumberland
  • Occasional individual meetings with Heart Wood staff or Chair
  • Available to respond answer queries or collectively with the other Trustees and make decisions, between meetings. This is particularly important as the charity is in an early phase of development.

Heart Wood Trustees positions are voluntary and unpaid. Travel costs are reimbursed for Trustees required to travel and who do not live locally.


Please go to and download the Trustee Info Pack where you will find more information about Heart Wood and how to apply. If it isn’t possible for you to access the information in this way, please call Emma on 01434 607726 who can send you a pack in the post.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 28 February, 2021


Escape logo new


Escape Family Support Ltd. is a small charity based in Ashington which provides support across Northumberland to families and carers affected by the addiction of a loved one to alcohol and/or drugs. You can read more about their activities in their latest annual report.

The organisation is flexible in terms of the skills and attributes people might bring to the role. We welcome diversity and could make good use of a wide range of skills including for example: company secretary, general management, marketing/ communications/public relations, social care and support – Adults and Young People, HR, IT, administration, minute taking, volunteering, fundraising, finance/accountancy and legal etc.

Candidates may have hands-on, academic or management experience in any of the fields above, together with a genuine desire to become involved. Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential as training will be provided. Our current trustees come from a varied range of backgrounds and we are a friendly bunch!

If you think you may be interested in becoming one of our trustees, or maybe to volunteer initially to become more familiar with the charity, please contact the Chair, Jackie L M Axelby, who would be happy to supply further information or come out and visit you to talk about things in more detail. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Page 2 of 2