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An exciting opportunity to lead LRSN

Times are changing at Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, as Alison Twiddy, the county charity’s Project Manager, steps down after 14 years in the post.

LRSN's board of trustees is recruiting a new Head of Charity to lead the county-based farming and rural support charity, taking over from Alison in October 2021.

Chair of the board of trustees, Meryl Ward said: "We know the person who succeeds Alison will have some very large shoes to fill, however, this is a great opportunity to help shape LRSN's future. Our industry is facing challenging times so LRSN’s role to support and guide our county’s farming and rural folk through the coming years has never been more important.

“As our charity begins a new chapter, we want our new Head of Charity to work with the board to expand and create new opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Lincolnshire's farming and rural community, whilst ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the charity. They will work closely with our staff and our team of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to ensure that everyone who seeks our help is treated with care, compassion and respect."

Watch our short video and find out more from Meryl and Alison, here:

Alison Twiddy said: “I have loved the chance to be involved in shaping this wonderful charity, and particularly working with our volunteers and staff and all our supporters, who have made it such a joy. And the knowledge that, together, so many people who have turned to us for help have found that much-needed lifeline, fills me with happiness and pride at what can be achieved with a bunch of people who genuinely care. So, I know I leave LRSN in a good place, as I move on to retire as project manager after our AGM in October.”

The Head of Charity post is a full-time, home-based position leading LRSN’s team of six full and part-time staff and its team of 33 volunteers who act as trustees, caseworkers, answer the helpline, and undertake events, PR and marketing roles.

Further details about the post including a job description and person specification, can be found in our recruitment pack. The closing date for applications is Friday 5 March, with longlist interviews expected to take place via Zoom in the week commencing 15 March and final interviews in the week commencing 22 March.