Contact is the charity for families with disabled children. They understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and they exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.
Charity People is proud to be supporting Contact to find a new trustee with finance experience to play a crucial role in setting the future direction of the charity. With clear and visionary service delivery and digital inclusion strategies in place, Contact has a solid financial base that includes the recent sale of a property to release funds for potential investment. The Board is there to support the leadership team, provide constructive and positive challenge and act as passionate ambassadors for Contact's work.
Contact has extended support to as many families as possible throughout the pandemic with the help of an ambitious new strategy ‘Transforming Lives Together’ that aims to reach more families earlier in their journey. Developing digital engagement and diversifying income streams will also feature as prominent themes for discussion at Board level.
Following a review of the Board’s skills mix, we’d love to engage with strategic leaders in charity finance or the wider finance sector, but experience of charity accounts would be especially useful.
The Board already has a diverse mix of backgrounds and experience. However, they are keen to strengthen diversity to better reflect the experiences of the families they serve, cultivating a culture that values all individuals and their wide array of contributions.
We would be particularly keen to speak to parent carers and candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. It's absolutely crucial to the charity's sustainability and authenticity that the Board fully represents the people and communities it serves.
Location: Trustees are based across the UK with remote accessibility possible for the vast majority of meetings.
This is a vibrant and dynamic charity, with people who care deeply about what they do. If you believe you can contribute through your experience and skills, then please get in touch for an informal conversation.
A draft CV or profile would be a useful first step; however, please feel free to get in touch for a copy of the job pack and an initial conversation if you prefer. Amelia Lee is Charity People's lead consultant on this opportunity.
Deadline: 9am on Friday 20th May
Interview dates: 31st May and 6th June
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.