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Volunteer

Trustee

Role Summary

Role:

Trustee willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, broadening the diversity of thinking. 

Description: 

Disability Nottinghamshire (DN) is a unique organisation locally, previously known as D.I.A.L Mansfield and District. Established in 1983 by a group of people with disabilities, their families, and friends, in response to an evident lack of information, advocacy and advice available to them. In 2009, in response to the number of service users with disabilities and/or chronic long-term illness contacting the charity outside of the area we represented, we broadened our remit to enable us to work across the whole of Nottinghamshire.  

We are a user-led Charity with the majority of our volunteers, trustees and staff having personal experience of disability or caring for someone, which is one of our biggest strengths and sets us apart from others. We are a user-led organisation and a minimum of 75% of our Board have a disability or care for someone. 

We’re looking for Trustees who share our ethos, who believe in the social model of disability and who are willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. We are looking for trustees with specialisms in fundraising and governance. 

Fundraising trustee: You will lead the development and implementation of fundraising and marketing strategies, as well as identifying funding opportunities, raising the charity’s profile, and developing funding partnerships between the charity and external organisations. 

Governance trustee: You will provide guidance on governance, policies, and strategy, and help to steer future direction and growth plans. You will be responsible for ensuring that the performance of DN is monitored regularly and effectively. 

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. 

 

Personal skills and qualities 

  • Knowledge and experience of financial management and identification of funding opportunities. Experience in bid writing and/or contract writing is desirable.  
  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation. 
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member. 
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion. 
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. 
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission. 
  • Willingness to lead according to our values. 
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership. 

How do I apply?

Contact our Volunteer and Friendship Coordinator

Ginny McAll

Tel: 01623625891

Email: virginia.mcall-porter@disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk

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