Become a Trustee of Pilotlight

Harnessing business skills, transforming charities

We are an award-winning social enterprise transforming communities across the UK. Our mission is to help charities help more people more effectively. By connecting business executives with charity leaders through our expertly managed programmes, we provide the skills and support charities need to thrive.

We are recruiting two new board members with skills and experience in the areas of marketing and HR. We are looking for dynamic, engaged individuals who are keen to leverage their time, expertise and networks to help steer our future growth and development.

Are you passionate about bringing together the business and charitable worlds to make both more effective? Are you looking to join a professional organisation tackling disadvantage across a range of social issues?

Scroll down for more information and the application pack.

Over 15 years of creating change

In 2003 we pioneered a new way for business executives to give back and create sustainable futures for charities in the UK. For the last 16 years the Pilotlight Programme has been effectively harnessing the skills of our Pilotlighters, giving our charity partners access to the strategic expertise they need to become more effective and sustainable.

Due to the success of our model, we've grown our offering and now also deliver bespoke experiential learning programmes for some of the UK’s leading businesses. These skills-giving Partnership Programmes develop talent at all levels and provide charities with solutions to tackle their most pressing issues.

Since 2003

Our charity partners

Our charity partners

From supporting children with cancer, domestic violence survivors and those with physical disabilities, to fighting homelessness, drug abuse and social isolation, our charity partners tackle social disadvantage, addressing some of society's biggest problems.

By working with charity leaders, developing their strategic knowhow, our charities go on to increase their reach, diversify their income, improve their governance, raise their profile and much more.

Our programmes

Our programmes

Our programmes bring teams of Pilotlighters and charity leaders together to address the challenges they face. A Pilotlight Project Manager expertly facilitates, driving outcomes for the charity and Pilotlighters.

All Pilotlighters say the experience fulfills their skills development and giving back objectives, whether preparing for trusteeships and Non-Executive roles, or career advancement.

Our impact



2019 finds us at an exciting point of growth. We're reaching more charities than ever before, we're growing our regional presence and in 2020 will be developing our next strategic plan.

Please download the application pack below for how to apply.