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England-wide learning disability charity seeks new Trustee with law expertise

England-wide learning disability charity seeks new Trustee with law expertise

Closing Date
None specified
Location
Midsomer Norton
Time Commitment
8 meetings a year + planning day

SWALLOW is a user led charity, supporting teenagers and adults with learning disabilities to live independent and fulfilling lives.  We need Trustees to use their skills and experience to drive the organisation forward.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of Trustee skills.  We require dynamic and motivated people who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of SWALLOW to fulfil these voluntary duties.  We expect Trustees to contribute actively to the Board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.We want to have a wide range of people on the Board, there is no need to have Trustee experience to apply.  An interest in supporting people with learning disabilities is necessary.  In addition, on the basis of a recent skills audit, we are looking for someone with legal skills and/or financial background, to deepen our expertise in those areasTrustees are expected to

  • attend up to eight meetings a year including six weekly Board meetings (all currently on Monday evenings) and an annual planning day;
  • contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis;
  • attend events.All travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.  Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

What are we looking for?

We want to have a wide range of people on the Board, there is no need to have Trustee experience to apply.  An interest in supporting people with learning disabilities is necessary.  In addition, on the basis of a recent skills audit, we are looking for someone with legal skills and/or financial background, to deepen our expertise in those areas

What difference will you make?

You will play an important role in helping people with learning difficulties to flourish in their local community and generally in their everyday lives.

Before you apply

  • Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.
  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions.
  • Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with the Chair of Trustees & Chief Executive.

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