Representatives from the heating and plumbing industry are being sought to join the Board of TrustMark, the government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home.

TrustMark has two vacancies on its Board, which are coming up for election this summer. A ‘trade’ director is needed to support TrustMark’s programme of innovation and the development of new products and services for tradespeople. A ‘non-trade’ director is also being sought with insight and experience in consumer empowerment and consumer protection policy.

Directors are elected for a three year term. They receive a small annual remuneration and currently meet about six times a year. In addition they attend Forum meetings and may also get involved in working groups or other areas of the business as required.

Applications to join the TrustMark Board need to be submitted by 18 May.

“After a transformation of several years which has radically improved TrustMark, its governance, operations and relationships, we are ready to make the next big step in our plans, and we’re looking for visionary and determined leaders to join the Board to shape this exciting future,” said Liz Male, chairman of TrustMark.

“TrustMark was relaunched by the Consumer Minister last year with an updated set of which cover good trading practices, customer service and technical competence. This year we see the introduction of important new consumer protection legislation, and the opportunity to support a new government in its work to empower homeowners and grow the success of responsible businesses. There’s never been a better time to be at the helm of a scheme like this.”

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact please contact Simon Ayers - - to obtain an application form, a copy of the job description and a code of conduct.

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