Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J93361
At a glance

Skills

  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Horsham, RH125QE
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

SEDSConnective is an expert-led, voluntary Charity that supports the divergent community.

The Trustee role includes providing strategic direction, ensuring financial stability, and legal compliance of the organisation.

What will you be doing?

The Trustee role includes ensuring the charity pursues its objective of making all things possible regardless of ability, giving firm strategic direction, ensuring financial stability and legal compliance, and working with the Chair and her team of volunteers. 

Skills 

As the charity is peer led, 60% of the Trustees must identify as being neurodivergent or be the carer of someone with neurodivergence or symptomatic hypermobility disabled. This lived experience is invaluable as is awareness of the protected characteristics and chronic illness/disability issues that affect neurodivergent people.  We are also keen to strengthen the board with professional skills drawn from Finance, HR, Law,, Healthcare, Education, Business Development or Project Management, although people from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:  

  •  Leading discussions with members 
  •  Feeding back views of the membership 
  •  Focusing on key issues 
  •  Providing guidance on new initiatives 
  •  Business planning and strategy 
  •  Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise such as knowledge of diversity, representation, and inclusion. 

What are we looking for?

A trustee is expected to have a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role

As the charity is peer-led, 60% of the Trustees must identify as being neurodivergent or be the caregivers of someone with neurodivergence or symptomatic hypermobility. This lived experience is invaluable, as is awareness of the protected characteristics and chronic illness and disability issues that affect neurodivergent people.  We are also keen to strengthen the board with professional skills drawn from Finance, HR, Law, Healthcare, Education, Business Development or Project Management, although people from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Those wishing to become Trustees should be able to provide a commitment to the organisation and a willingness to speak their mind. Leadership skills and experience of committee work would be a bonus together with good communication and interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy. 

What difference will you make?

You will provide strategic input to the direction of a growing charity and will be making a difference to disabled people's lives in Sussex and beyond.

Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We actively support people neurodivergent people also with symptomatic hypermobility, Ehlers Danlos syndromes , hypermobility spectrum disorders, joint hypermobility conditions and those without a...