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Trustee Vacancy

TEN North East, formerly known as South Tyneside TEN have worked in the heart of communities especially in South Tyneside for over 25 years. TEN was established in 1994 to address the unemployment levels in South Tyneside impacted by the decline in the shipbuilding and coal mining industries.  The service is still as relevant and vital today as it was then.

TEN has an excellent track record spanning 25 years of managing and delivering employment and training services in South Tyneside and supporting clients who are long term unemployed. In November 2016 the Young Carers Service in South Tyneside joined TEN.

We have over twenty years’ experience of delivering bespoke employment, training and young people focused projects that use the aspirations and resilience as a catalyst for building a more prosperous and sustainable future. TEN helps people through partner working to make positive contribution and changes to individuals and families to enhance resilience, develop confidence, build skills and job prospects.

We work towards a vision – ‘Your Future, our Business’; Raising Aspirations and creating Better Prospects leading to Individuals who are resilient, confident, ambitious and independent

Over the last 4 years, we have grown our portfolio of activities including support for young carers, this has allowed the organisation to attract wider funding to support our vision and passion for providing young people with the best start to life.

To provide long-term sustainability to TEN North East, the charitable Company became wholly owned by Groundwork South & North Tyneside. Under the governance model, TEN retains its own charitable company status with an independent Board of Trustees whilst benefiting from the Executive and Management expertise and support from Groundwork.

Therefore, the existing and long standing Trustees of TEN North East are looking to expand the Board by an additional two people.

We are looking for individuals with one of the following skills, specialisms or experience:

  1. Social Care or Youth Work to support our Young Carers services
  2. Employment, Skills or Further Education to support our Employment Coaching services.

For more details please visit:, Trustees meet on average four times a year but also offer some support with specific projects and initiatives. Please note that due to the work of TEN, all Trustees are subject to DBS checks.

For an informal discussion regarding TEN and the Board positions, please contact Andrew Watts, CEO of TEN and Groundwork SaNT on 0191 4241576 or

The closing date for these roles is Friday 13th March.