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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Health and medical
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Help shape the future of RCSLT

Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

RCSLT is on a mission to ensure that the governance of the RCSLT is truly representative of its membership and the communities in which we live and work.

About the RCSLT

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional membership body for Speech and Language Therapists with over 21,000 members. The RCSLT head office is in London with satellite offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to appoint a trustee with knowledge of finance and resources who shares the RCSLT’s values, demonstrates our behaviours and wants to help us deliver our ambitious Five Year Vision.

This post may be attractive to either a Speech and Language Therapist or a member of the lay public who is looking to broaden their experience in shaping the strategic direction of a charity. An ability to communicate financial matters to a board encompassing a diverse range of experience would be welcomed. Formal CCAB or similar qualifications are welcomed but not essential. 

Along with taking on the role of the Chair of the Finance and Resource committee and carrying out the general duties of a trustee, we hope that the successful individual will be able to provide strategic guidance and support in the following areas:

  • Finance strategy and its implementation
  • Income diversification
  • Investment management
  • Health and safety, contracts and buildings
  • Risk management, including disaster recovery planning

There is no expectation for applicants to have a background in Speech and Language Therapy and as such the role is open to non-members. Successful applicants will receive a full induction to fulfil their role.

Applications are open to individuals of all ages who are allies of minoritised groups and champion equality and diversity both personally and professionally.

We welcome applications from individuals from under-represented groups, such as those who are Black, Asian or have a minority ethnic background, LGBTQ+, with a disability or those living with a long-term condition. This is not an exhaustive list. Please see a full list of protected characteristics.

Why you should become a trustee

  • This will give you an opportunity:
  • To get directly involved in the work of the RCSLT and support the profession
  • To ensure the RCSLT represents you and your community
  • To grow your professional networks and develop your leadership skills
  • To bring your unique experiences and insights to the work of RCSLT
  • To get involved in areas of work and projects you’ve not been involved in previously
  • To be a champion for your profession who can affect change

Support and training and buddying will be provided if you are new to committees, or governance processes.

How to apply

To apply please provide a statement (up to 500 words) or a video or audio statement (no longer than 3½ minutes) setting out:

  • A little about your work and personal background
  • Why you are interested in this role
  • How you meet the role criteria
  • Some examples of how you have lived the values and behaviours agreed by the RCSLT Board in your work or personal life (including roles in any professional networks)
  • You can email your statement or complete an online application form, no later than 9.00am on Friday 10 May.

We will hold virtual interviews with a panel consisting of trustees and selection panel members in early June.

Applicants are required to complete a diversity survey. Data will be collected anonymously and will inform the charity’s EDI Strategy. The survey can be completed here.

Find out more

  • Watch former FRC Committee member Lizzie Nash talk about her experiences of being on the committee.
  • To understand more about the roles and responsibilities of trustees and committee members, visit our website’s board pages.
  • Please read more about our vision, values and behaviours and the terms of reference for the Board and committees and who’s on the Board on our website.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Friday 10 May 2024.

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