Trustee

Organisation
Winchester Go LD
Location
Winchester, Hampshire (GB)
Salary
0.00 - Voluntary
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Closes
22 Oct 2022
Ref
J83689
Where will they be working?
Flexible
Salary band
Unremunerated
Contract type
Volunteer
Hours
Part Time

About Winchester Go LD

Our focus is to enable adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full with the choices and independence that they want.  We promote self-development, friendship, self-confidence, creativity and learning.  We also like to have fun! 

We have a range of weekly and monthly activities and we provide advocacy, information,  safeguarding and skills workshops.

We respect and promote the rights of people with a learning disability and their families to speak up on issues both locally and nationally.  We aim to raise awareness, change attitudes and influence policy.

 

Role summary

Being a Trustee at Winchester Go LD gives you the opportunity to contribute your experience and insight to the governance of the charity, enabling the organisation to support members to live life to the full. Winchester Go LD is proud to be a leading local organisation who enable people with learning disabilities (our members) to live life to the full with the choices and independence that they want.

Trustees set the overall vision, strategy and annual budget of the charity and guide the committed team of loyal and experienced staff on specific issues.

One Trustee has commented: "Working with this extraordinary group of committed members and volunteers has reminded me how everyone has a talent and how valuable it is to create time in your busy day to think of and help out others."

 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a new Trustee who shares our interest in our local community and who has a passion to make a positive difference. Someone who wants to contribute their energy and ideas towards this fast growing and ambitious local charity.

Winchester Go LD welcomes applications for this Trustee role from individuals new to the organisation and also from existing members and volunteers. We are seeking to increase the diversity and skills within our group of trustees; the ideal candidate includes someone who is dynamic, inquisitive, has an interest in supporting the learning disability community and who would like to share their HR or Legal skills.

It is important for all our Trustees to have empathy for people with learning disabilities and to show an understanding of the challenges that they face.

Our new Trustee will have good communication and organisational skills, they will be enthusiastic, committed and be prepared to ask challenging questions. The role will build on pre-existing skills of leadership, teamwork, time management and competing priorities and decision making.

 

Time commitment

The Board meets either face to face or online for 2 hours on 6 evenings a year.

 

How to apply

Reach Volunteering's TrusteeWorks team are supporting Winchester Go LD with their Board recruitment.

Please send a CV/ LinkedIn profile or similar and a supporting statement explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience would add value to the Board. You will then be invited to have an informal chat with one of the trustees.

The charity are very happy to speak with anyone who might be interested in the role and has any questions. Please get in touch.

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