Rise North East (Rise) is looking for people aged 18 and over to join its team of trustees and to help Rise in its mission to helps partners to see things differently, work smarter and maximise their results for local residents using the power of physical activity.

With around 30% of adults in our region being physically inactive (being active for less than 30 minutes per week), there is much that increasing physical activity levels can do to help transform lives, not just in terms of health, but in terms of wider wellbeing, skills and attainment, community cohesion and so much more.

On the eve of the publication of our new 10-year strategy, Rise Together, we are seeking to recruit three additional members to our board of trustees to enable us to maintain a Board with specific skills and who are as diverse as the people we are trying to support. In this cycle of recruitment, we are particularly looking for people with skills in the areas of :

  • HR
  • Commercial / entrepreneurial / finance
  • Education

If the role and person specification resonate with you, we encourage you to apply. This a very exciting time to join the Board to support and shape the future of our work and enable the charity to make a significant difference to the lives of communities across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. As a business, we pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service and high standards to our partners which is reflected in our various assessments and feedback and we want to see this enhanced as we move forward. As a strategic agency, our people are our strength, from the Board through to the wider team, and our new trustees will be central to this.

Rise is a charity working across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life of communities that need it the most through the use of physical activity. We are one of a network of active partnerships across England who provide systems leadership and operational support to partners and stakeholders to support them to use physical activity, sport and movement in their work in order to achieve a plethora of outcomes, including physical and mental wellbeing, educational attainment and community cohesion. Much of this work is connected to tackling the stubborn, and growing, health, economic and social inequalities that we see in our region. Active Partnerships such as Rise create the conditions for success, participating in, and encouraging, collaboration and co-production, brokering relationships and sharing insight of people and place.

For more information and application details, download the Trustee Recruitment Pack, which is designed to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about joining us.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Clare Morley (CEO) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or explore www.wearerise.co.uk.

Applications should be received by 9am on Friday 23rd April 2021.