Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association.  The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals.  Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well-regarded service for people with learning disabilities.

Join Us

We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV along with the cover letter to Alternatively, get in touch for an informal discussion with Robert Crichton, CEO, Email:, and/or Craig Allardice, Chair, Email: We are also happy to arrange to meet with you to discuss the work of Garvald and of the Board.