Trustee - South East

Job Type: Voluntary
Location: Sidcup
Salary: Volunteer
Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Do you have some spare time to help oversee the strategy for an organisation that looks after vulnerable people with the most complex of needs?

Avenues is a group of charities that supports people who are living with disabilities, illness or injury to live the best life possible. Our South East subsidiary supports people with learning disabilities or autism in and around Kent, Medway, Surrey and East Sussex, and have recently agreed a new three year strategic plan.

We are now seeking trustees with skills to help support the delivery of that plan.
In particular Avenues South East are looking for trustees with any mix of the following skills or attributes:

  • Senior level financial experience;
  • Strong HR/recruitment experience; and
  • Direct experience of working within social care or the NHS, including commissioning, with an understanding of the different operational contexts of the public, voluntary and private sectors

In addition we would welcome applications from anyone with the following skills or attributes:

  • Someone with direct experience of the issues arising from learning disability or autism coupled with excellent communication skills;
    Someone with a housing/property background ideally relating to social care

We are also keen to hear from applicants regardless of their age as well as those looking for their first Trustee role.
There is an expectation that any trustee will be IT literate and will be able to commit themselves to around 15 hours per month of Avenues business which includes physical presence at one meeting based in Sidcup, Kent.

Benefits of working for Avenues Group
What skills and expertise will you need?

For more information on this role please download the Candidate Information Pack. If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Lauren Osman on 020 3535 0521.To apply for this position, please provide the following:

  • A Supporting statement, telling us what position you are applying for, explaining how you believe your experience matches the requirements of the role and your motivation for applying
  • A Comprehensive CV including details of your achievements in each role, and including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer

Applications should be sent to:

Lauren Osman, Company Secretary:
Avenues, River House, 1 Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5TA

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