Current Vacancies

Chief Executive

It’s a great time to lead our charity into the next chapter of our story. We are proud of our achievements and of the contributions made by everyone associated with Skills for People. Our current CEO of over 30 years is retiring and we are looking for her successor to sustain and develop our work so we can continue to ensure the people we support have the best possible lives.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who will support the organisation into the next phase of its journey, realising our vision, leading the creation of our next strategic plan. This will require a passionate and knowledgeable leader who is experienced, organised and able to ensure that performance, HR, income generation, financial management, impact recording/reporting, communications and everything else associated with leading the crucial work of our charity is well managed and delivered to the highest standard.

Skills for People is a charitable limited company, which supports disabled people and their families. Since 1983, we have been working across Northeast England and sharing our ideas nationally. Our head office is in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. We are a friendly and caring place to work, offering flexible working and a supportive environment that encourages skills development and team working.

We help disabled people and their families with information, guidance, and support. We support people to be strong, independent and included in their communities through a broad range of activities. We protect the rights of disabled people and their families through our influence and awareness raising.

If you would like to find out more, please download the detailed Candidate Pack which contains a full job description, person specification, details about our values along with details of how to apply.

You can also organise a confidential chat with our recruitment partner for this vacancy, Jobs with Purpose. To do this, contact David Robinson on 07504 102302 (phone/WhatsApp) or email

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.





Skills for People is recruiting new trustees.  This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference by joining an organisation that:

  • Has supported disabled people and their families across the North East for 40 years
  • Has disabled people at the heart of its work and its team
  • Works to protect human rights and improve the world, alongside disabled people and their families, colleagues in health, social care and the community and charity sector

As a trustee/company director, you will commit around 30 hours over a year, to work as part of our board to oversee the running of the charity. This rewarding role offers the chance to make connections, and develop your skills and knowledge.

Skills for People is a charitable company. Trustees have limited liability, which means they are not personally liable for company debts or financial losses. Expenses are paid.

Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary. We welcome applications from anyone, aged 16 or over.

We are particularly keen to have applications from people who have experience of one or more of the following, but would be happy to hear from anyone who may be interested.

  • Finance
  • Business skills (HR, law, marketing, digital)
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and social work/social care
  • Relevant personal lived experience

Please contact our Chief Executive, Liz Wright, for an informal chat

Application Pack

or download a Zip file of all documents – Application Pack (ZIP)

For an Application Pack by post please phone 0191 281 8737 or email:

Please send your completed application by email to:

or post them to:

Board of Trustees, Skills for People, 4 Glendale Terrace, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PB

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