The Clare Milne Trust funds registered charities and other organisations, supporting people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall who can demonstrate that they are small and well run. 

Clare Milne was the granddaughter of A.A Milne, the author and creator of Winnie the Pooh. She was much loved by family and friends and was full of life despite the challenges of living with cerebral palsy.  In 1998 Clare received a significant sum of money following the sale of the copyright royalties from her grandfather’s books and the Trust was formally set up in 1999 by her mother, Lesley Milne and their family solicitor and friend of many years, Michael Brown. 

We are actively looking to appoint a new trustee who will be based in Cornwall or Devon and can bring fresh thinking and new skills to our Board.  We are also keen to hear from people with lived experience of disability, their carers and advocates.  Trustees bring different skills, experiences and perspectives, all really important and valuable in our work, ensuring a healthy approach and objective discourse. Previous board experience is not a pre-requisite, with a welcoming induction, mentoring and opportunity for training; we work as a team with a supportive approach.

For further information about the Clare Milne Trust and the Recruitment Process, please see the attached Recruitment Pack and speak to our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins of Shine Charity Recruitment. 


CEDA is a long established and well-respected local charity providing high quality, person centred support to disabled people in Devon.  Our vision is to work with disabled people to become visible and valued members of society and to live the life they have chosen for themselves. The organisation’s work is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of individuals with different areas of interest and expertise, including knowledge and experience of disability and/or voluntary sector practice and with a broad range of management skills.  

We are currently looking to recruit a new Trustee who can share their financial acumen with our Board, ensuring our financial governance is robust and supports both our work and our vision.   The role in unpaid and Trustees are expected to be able to attend the Board meetings and have the time to make an effective contribution to our work. Typically, there are 4 meetings per year with additional meetings as required for specific purposes – eg budget setting, salary reviews, etc.

If you have a keen interest in social care and disability along with the necessary experience to support our financial oversight and scrutiny, please call or email our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins on or 01884/841751 to discuss this further.


Surfers Against Sewage are ocean activists, campaigning for a thriving ocean and thriving people. Over the last 30 years Surfers Against Sewage has grown into one of the UK’s most successful marine conservation and campaigning charities. And we’re still growing.

For people to thrive and live life to the fullest, the ocean must thrive too. And so we need to confront all that threatens it. We are a campaigning charity made up of water lovers who protect the ocean and all it makes possible. We take action on the ground that triggers change at the top. Action from the beachfront, to the front-bench.

Through our innovative and ambitious campaigning and education programmes, we’re building a community that cares deeply about the planet we live on. That cares passionately about the ocean. And that knows the difference people power can really make. 

The heritage of our organisation is anchored in the ocean. Yet our reach and influence now permeates communities and institutions nationwide.

We now need to appoint a new Treasurer Trustee, you will be an experienced and qualified finance professional who shares our passion and will support us to ensure our financial governance is robust and able to support our future growth. 

We are working with Jackie Dawkins of Shine Charity Recruitment who will be delighted to speak to you about this opportunity and what it means to be a Trustee. 

Please download our Information Pack to find out more about the role and how to apply.

Closing Date: Sunday 18th February 2024