We are looking for new trustees!
This is a great opportunity to join our dynamic user-led Deaf and Disabled people's organisation in Merton and to support our continued growth, strategic direction and governance on the trustee board.
You could be part of our great team enabling Deaf and Disabled people to take control over their lives, be independent and challenge discrimination
Key Tasks include:
- To inform and set the strategic direction of MCIL based on lived experience and member and service user feedback
- Attend quarterly board meetings, Annual General Meeting, events and other meetings or committees as required
- Ensure policies and procedures are followed as agreed by directors
- To be responsible for overseeing MCIL’s finances and resources
- To support MCIL with fundraising and engagement
- To ensure risks to MCIL are identified, managed and mitigated
- Keep up to date and complies with regulations and legislation
There is also the opportunity for Trustees to take on a "champion" role in a range of internal and external-facing roles such as user-voice, access, HR, Fundraising, etc.
We are looking for someone who can actively contribute their views, brings lived experience to the trustee role, and is able to question and challenge the organisation and always work in the best interests of Merton CIL
- Understand and actively promote the ethos and values of MCIL
- Experience of disability
- Effective Communication Skills
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a board
- Ability to be flexible and responsive to change
- Ability to handle with discretion information which may be confidential or sensitive
In addition we would also value the following skills and experience:
- Legal, HR, IT or Financial backgrounds
- Experience in Mental Health or Learning Disability
- From a BME or other minority background
- Relevant life experience, degree level qualification or equivalent level professional experience
You could be part of our great team enabling Deaf and Disabled people to take control over their lives, be independent and challenge discrimination. We are really proud of the work that we do, and you would find our board to be welcoming and open, and willing to learn and improve.
Mostly during office hours
Board meetings are quarterly, during the day
If you are interested in this role please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications - 7th August 2017