Whitley Bay Big Local Trustee Recruitment


Whitley Bay Big Local is aiming to recruit up to 4 new Trustees to get involved with the Big Local Partnership Board and to help develop our Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registered Charity No: 1171848).

We need to prioritise recruitment of people that are resident in the Big Local area – this is because Big Local is funded based on it being a ‘resident led’ project. Please see the map in Big Local's Plan or Trustee Recruitment documents, above.

Becoming a Trustee is a responsible position, as defined by the Charity Commission, and anyone considering this opportunity should read the Charity Commission’s guidance about what’s involved and what might bar someone from becoming a Trustee:


As part of regulations related to us holding a bank account, prospective Trustees would need to undertake a credit check before they were appointed.

Application packs – an application form and supporting information, including details of our new 3-year plan, published report/accounts and constitution which outlines Whitley Bay Big Local’s charitable purpose can be requested by email from Kelley Watson, Administrator: kelley.biglocal@gmail.com or by downloading the documents at the top of this page.

Note - Applications should be submitted by no later than 5pm on Friday 24th May 2019.

Further information

Supporting information in PDF format is available above:

  • Trustee Recruitment (includes map of the Big Local area)

  • WBBL Plan 2019-2022

  • WBBL CIO Constitution

  • Report and Annual Accounts

  • WBBL Partnership Terms of Reference


Whitley Bay Big Local’s website:


WBBL on Facebook:



Local Trust and the Big Local national programme: