Trustee for a Passionate Deaf Charity

Trustee for a Passionate Deaf Charity

Trustee/Governor
J66556
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • Fundraising strategy
  • General management
  • Volunteer management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Change management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring

Where

Fulham, SW6 1BW
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? none

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
We don't need you to be a constant presence - unless you want to be - rather, we need an experienced voice of clarity in shaping our ideas and efforts

Deaf Unity works to nurture, empower and train Deaf individuals and communities. We believe in a holistic, grassroots approach, that brings communities together on our similarities rather than differences. Aspiration in our vision for 2020-21

What will you be doing?

We are seeking an experienced individual who can not only fulfill the role of a trustee, but also act as a steward in guiding us and passing down knowledge so that we can be as effective in providing a service to the Deaf Community as possible. We have a strong community base, in the UK and outside, but need support and vision to mobilise our resources to create meaningful impact that has lasting benefits. 

Working with our founder and SMT, we will work together to shape the strategy and delivery of community projects that meet the needs of the Community and the demands of funders and service providers. 

We want to evolve from being a charity who create inspirational one-off events into an organisation who create pathways for lasting change and a sustainable presence in the domain.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who understands a small grassroots charity and how to grow it from the inside out, creating a strong platform of staff and volunteers who share a vision.

We are looking for someone who has experience in governance who is also willing to share and guide newer Trustees to build a legacy within the Community.

We are looking for someone who is strategic and will help us see the longer goals and shape the steps needed to attain them.

An understanding of the Third Sector and how to move away from a reliance on outside funding would be especially desirable. 

What difference will you make?

We are a small charity who were established from a shared expense and with a vision of change - since its inception we have evolved and matured to come to a more holistic understanding of 'change' and how we can be a part of it.

We do not, however, have a great deal of experience in governance and strategic management. We have delivered a number of creative outputs, but they were one-off and difficult to repeat due to a reliance on outside funding. We need someone who can help us navigate the Third Sector funding maze, and help us see a way to self-sustainability.

If we are able to do this, we can maintain a consistent presence and develop our voice to become a trusted focal point the Community for guidance and support - one that is direly needed in a disenfranchised and overlooked community.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You have the opportunity to share your knowledge and grow a small organisation into one that meets it potential.

You have the opportunity to have a direct impact in the disabled community and be a true ally: passing on your knowledge and working hand in hand to realise the goals of the Community and its members as opposed to being driven by policy or whatever is the popular theme of the funding sector.

A few more details

Having a knowledge of the Disabled Community and the social model of disability would be an advantage.

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • We are a small but impactful Deaf charity working to nurture, empower and train Deaf people and communities. We have run a number of high profile events, such as the UK’s first National Deaf...