AFK - Treasurer
AFK transforms disabled young people’s lives. We do this by providing specialist mobility equipment, employment skills and employment brokerage for those with disabilities and autism. Often a student will come to us with little experience of, or confidence for, life outside the family home. By the time they leave us they will have learnt to be confident, to travel independently and to gain and hold down a job or voluntary position. By expanding into providing self-employment training, we can open up opportunities for people to work in more flexible ways from the support network of their home and families. It is similar on the mobility side: young people’s lives are transformed by the mobility equipment we provide which enables them to participate more fully in family, work and social life.
We have recently agreed an exciting growth plan and three year financial framework to expand our services. Our Board has recently moved to fixed Board Terms and many of our existing Trustees have been with the organisation for a long time. Through this renewal and recruitment process we need to identify the talent and passion to guide us through our next years of expansion and we are looking to replace the majority of our Board over the next few months, including Chair, Treasurer, and 8 new Trustees.
At AFK we have an excellent staff team and strong support from volunteers and the local community. Our beneficiaries are fully involved in shaping the projects and services we run through co-production. We are seeking applicants with Finance, Project Management, Business acumen, Extensive networks, PR and Comms, Strategic planning, Disability and autism (also through Lived Experience), Skills training and employment, Policy and Safeguarding experience.
Previous Board/Trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. These positions could therefore suit individuals taking their first steps to develop wider Board level and governance experience. If you don’t have these skills but you believe that your background could be useful to us and you are interested in joining our Board, please do still get in touch. We would like to improve the diversity of our Board and therefore would particularly like to hear from women, ethnic minorities, younger people, disabled people, those with autism, neuro-diversity, and marginalised groups.
We are looking to replace the majority of our Board over the next few months, including Chair, Treasurer, and 8 Trustees. We are seeking applicants with Project Management, Finance, Business Acumen, Extensive Networks, Pr and Comms, Strategic Planning, Disability and Autism (also through lived experience),Skills Training and Employment, Policy and Safeguarding experience. Previous Board experience is not necessary. We would like to improve the diversity of our Board and would particularly like to hear from women, young people, disabled people and those with autism, neuro-diversity and marginalised groups.