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Merton Mencap seeks new Trustee

Merton Mencap seeks new Trustee

Closing Date
12 December 2021
Location
Merton
Time Commitment
6 meetings a year

We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic people from all walks of life to join our board of passionate Trustees.

We welcome applications from people who have not had previous Trustee experience and offer training to build the skills and knowledge required.

We especially welcome applications from people from under-represented groups, and are committed to making adjustments that would support you in applying for or carrying out the role. If you are a young person who may not have trustee or business experience but has skills, knowledge and insights that could really help us, we’d love to hear from you. We will provide any extra support such as briefings before and after board meetings. 

Who we are
Merton Mencap is a local registered charity supporting people with a learning disability/autism and their families in the London Borough of Merton.

Our work supports people to develop skills, participate in their community and enjoy life.  Examples of our work include our Community Café which is run by people with learning disabilities/autism supported by our team, our sports & fitness clubs, and our holidays away. We also run playschemes for children and support young people to volunteer.

We raise awareness of the rights and needs of people with a learning disability by working with health and social services, the local education authority and other organisations to improve services in Merton.

We affiliate to the national charity, Royal Mencap Society, but we are independent of them and responsible for raising all our own funds.

What you’ll do as a Trustee
Our Executive Committee is responsible for the overall management of the charity.   Trustees are all volunteers and provide the skills, knowledge and experience we need to manage the charity successfully.

  • Meet 6 times a year to review and take forward the business of the charity
  • Use your insight and experience to help us achieve our goals and ambitions
  • Contribute to strategic thinking and forward planning
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity

Who we’re looking for
You do not need to have management experience or be a financial expert to be a trustee.  Trustees come from all backgrounds and have a variety of skills – perhaps you know the local area well, have good connections or have a particular interest or skill.  Whatever the case, you will meet new people, learn something new and get a sense of achievement from being involved.

 

Please click here for further information.