Thrive is an award winning organisation working
in Teesside, aiming to close the gap between the rich and the poor by
supporting low-income communities to enact change. We do this through research, mentor support,
and by taking local and national action: bringing together people and
institutions, and supporting them to take action and campaign for social

Thrive are led by those with lived experience
of poverty and low income. We have an ethos ofnothing about us,
without us, is for us,
and we
believe that the people who are most affected by government policies should
have a seat at the table in decision-making processes.

Thrive are collaborators, and we believe that
the most effective change can be made when working in solidarity with other
groups and organisations. Some of our
current campaigns focus on issues such as raising child benefits, debt
deduction, and closing the digital divide.

You can find out more information about the
work Thrive does here:

If you would like to discuss the trustee role
in more detail, please email our manager, Tracey Herrington and Board of Trustees secretary, Steph Mulrine. and

Knowledge & Skills

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential trustees who have skills or experience in any of the following areas:

• An understanding or experience of working within the Voluntary and Community Sector

• Experience/skills of putting lived experience at the heart of decision making

• An understanding or experience of building relationships with local and/or national government

• Experience of community organising and activism

Personal Qualities

We are looking for two new trustees to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to support the vital work which Thrive does, and help shape our future.

We are looking for someone who shares our values and ethos, who understands that the causes of poverty are structural rather than individual, and who passionately believes that the people best placed to make decisions about poverty are those who are impacted by it.

General Requirements

This is a voluntary role. We would expect trustees to be available for monthly meetings, which currently take place over Zoom.


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.