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