Trustee Vacancies 

Secretary & General Trustees 

Are you looking for an impactful and rewarding volunteering opportunity?  Would you like to help set the strategy, guide the governance and support the work of Move the Masses now and into the future? If so then we’d love to hear from you.

Move the Masses is a fast-growing, York based charity supporting people to get active and improve their wellbeing and health.  We do this through our impactful active buddy project Move Mates and our online Move Map.  We want to help as many people as possible move more and get out walking.  

Founded in 2018 we are proud of how far the charity has come, opening Move Mate projects in five towns and cities, working with countless partner organisations and helping hundreds of people to get active each week.  We are now looking to recruit new trustees to our board to help support and guide the charity into the future, shaping our strategy and providing expert guidance to our paid team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a passionate team influencing the direction of Move the Masses and helping to make a measurable difference in improving the wellbeing of our communities through movement.


What (or who) are we looking for?

Our current Board of Trustees have identified a desire to enhance the existing broad range of skills and experience on the Board by recruiting two or more additional Trustees, including the role of Secretary.  We would particularly welcome applications from people who currently walk with Move Mates either supported walkers of volunteers.

We are looking for people with a genuine passion for helping others, who want to have real influence on our charity’s direction and get stuck into supporting our CEO develop the organisation. We would welcome applications from anyone who is interested but any or all of the following skills and experience would be of particular interest to us;


  • experience of business or charity management & development;
  • experience of commercial or charity fundraising, bid writing & income generation;
  • experience of CRM or application development;
  • experience as a company secretary, trustee secretary or similar role (including minute taking and meeting organisation);
  • previous trustee experience.

We are a York based charity and we welcome applications from people based in and around York. However, you do not necessarily have to be based in York to apply – we are a remotely based board with online meetings and will consider candidates from across the UK.


What Does the Role Involve?

The Board meets four times a year online in the early evenings with additional meetings by exception. Trustees may also undertake some additional duties by negotiation. The role will require a commitment of approximately 10 hours each month.

This is an unremunerated position although expenses are payable. All Trustees participate in an induction programme and ongoing support and mentoring can be provided.  

Role descriptions for general Trustee and Secretary vacancy are available to download here – please take a read before applying.

How can I apply?

If you would like to be involved in the exciting work of Move the Masses and could bring valuable knowledge and expertise to the organisation, we’d love to hear from you.  

To apply please complete our short application form and send to before 2nd June 2024.  If you would like to arrange an informal chat with our chair before applying please get in touch with to set up a time.  

All applications will be reviewed by the board of trustees and responded to by the end of June 2024.


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

 Trustee Application Form

General Trustee Role Description

Trustee Secretary Role Description