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Trustee

Employer
Autism Unlimited
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
0.00 - This is an unpaid Trustee role
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Sector
Charity and not for profit, Disability
Salary band
Unremunerated
Hours
Part Time
Where will they be working
Flexible

About Autism Unlimited

Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower autistic children, adults and their families. We partner with them to find solutions and provide educational and life skills training.

From bespoke education for children, to independent living skills and career guidance for adults, we ensure that everyone who comes to us for support finds a route to their goals and to a rich and fulfilled life.

Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower autistic children, adults and their families. We partner with them to find solutions and provide educational and life skills training.

From bespoke education for children, to independent living skills and career guidance for adults, we ensure that everyone who comes to us for support finds a route to their goals and to a rich and fulfilled life.

 

What will you be doing?

We seek three trustees with SEND education, HR, or adult social care experience to join our Board. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who will bring enthusiasm and commitment to the role and broaden the diversity of thinking on our Board.

Much has changed since our founders started the charity over 50 years ago. We have grown enormously, and we know that there is still much to do.

We recognise the challenges for children, adults and their families and will work with them as partners to find solutions and create opportunities through tailored learning and support.

It is thanks to the continued hard work and dedication of everybody involved in our charity, that we can deliver new opportunities for the children and adults we support.

Today, we employ over 400 people across the South of England, and our future plans include a programme of engagement with organisations to share the benefits of employing autistic people as well as expansion of our autism and SEN college, Futures.

We want to show to the outside world that we are accessible and relevant to the autistic community, particularly those audiences or organisations which we may not have reached until now.

To support us in our mission, we want Trustees who have the following skills and qualities: 

  • A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; interest and/or lived experience of autism
  • Willingness and ability to understand and deliver on their duties and responsibilities as trustees and act in the charity's best interests
  • Creative and strategic thinking, sound and independent judgement, and ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion; confidence to challenge and be challenged
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission
  • Willingness to lead according to our charity values
  • Commitment to Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

 

What are we looking for?

  • A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; interest and/or lived experience of autism
  • Willingness and ability to understand and deliver on their duties and responsibilities as trustees and act in the charity's best interests
  • Creative and strategic thinking, sound and independent judgement, and ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion; confidence to challenge and be challenged
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission
  • Willingness to lead according to our charity values
  • Commitment to Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

 

What difference will you make?

Our trustees are our 'guardians of purpose', making sure that all the decisions we make put the needs of autistic people first. They also safeguard the assets of Autism Unlimited – both physical assets, including property, and intangible ones, such as our reputation.

 

Commitment:

Five Board meetings annually. Where possible, in-person in the afternoon. Four committee meetings annually; evening One annual strategy day

 

How to apply:

Reach Volunteering's TrusteeWorks team are supporting us to recruit for this role.

Please contact us via Reach with any questions.

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