We are looking for a Trustee to serve on the Board of Trustees with the primary focus of the role providing governance oversight. As a small charity our Trustees will also volunteer time to support other activities of the charity such a contributing their time to support fundraising activities or support some of the day to day operations depending on their areas of expertise.
We are a small and friendly charity and have been in operation since 2002. It is run as a virtual organisation and in the last three years we have worked on upgrading our infrastructure as we became a registered charity in March 2020 and have also seen increased demand for our services. The charity is run by a full-time executive director and also employs five part-time team members that support the service provision activities of the charity. In total this equates to 2.73 FTE.
We are looking for a Trustee to join the Board of Trustees of ADHD Embrace and also volunteer time to support other activities of the charity such a contributing their time to support fundraising activities or support some of the day to day operations depending on their areas of expertise.
The Trustee will be required to attend four quarterly Trustee meetings, participate in the annual strategy session and attend volunteer social get togethers, which are held in-person typically in the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and in the evening. In addition they will also participate in other ad hoc meetings that are typically held on-line.
- A strategic and creative thinker
- Ability to deal with long and short term planning
- An understanding of the challenges of small businesses/small charities
- Good IT skills (Microsoft Office software)
- Self‐motivated and able to prioritise a busy workload using a blend of skills and experience
- We have a strong reputation in our local community and our services are seen as invaluable and not available elsewhere. We believe we have had significant impact and positively influence the lives of many young people with ADHD, their families and the wider community.
- We have been operating as a not-for-profit organisation since 2002 and became a charity in 2020 in order to be sustainable in the longer term.
- Trustees contribute hugely to safeguarding the future of the charity and also ensuring its work is relevant and continues to have impact.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
- As we are a small charity, each person that volunteers with us is playing a vital part in order to ensure that we can support the families and professionals working with children and young people with ADHD and also the young people themselves. About 5% of the population is ADHD and if not properly supported can have devastating effects on the ADHD suffer and their families. This is evidenced by the fact that 25% of the UK prison population is ADHD. In contrast if people with ADHD are properly supported they can live positive and fulfilled lives and contribute to their local communities. We believe we are making a difference to peoples’ lives.
How to apply:
If you would like to apply for this role, please send a current CV (no more than two sides of A 4) along with a covering email outlining your relevant skills, your motivation for applying and the areas where you can contribute to the charity’s work. Please send to email@example.com