Trustee, Sense in Guardian Jobs London,England,UnitedKingdom

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Sense

About The Role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for new Trustees to join our UK Board.

Sense International is the only international charity dedicated to supporting people with deafblindness and their families around the world.

We operate in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda.

Our vision is to ensure that no-one is left behind. Our work focuses on ensuring that people with deafblindness are able to access education, healthcare and work, so that they can thrive and live life to their full potential. We are a small charity that has a huge impact because of the way we work. We work directly with local people and local organisations so that our support is sustainable and has a life changing impact.

Our strategy is focussed on removing barriers so that people with deafblindness are fully included; improving understanding of deafblindness through sharing skills and information; and ensuring the voices of people with deafblindness are heard and their rights are realised. We receive funding from government, trusts, foundations and individuals.

We are looking for candidates with an interest in disability, international development and inclusion. You will play a unique role in delivering our vision and achieving our ambitions. The role involves:

  • Contributing to our strategic development and ensuring oversight of the organisation’s strategy.
  • Representing Sense InternationaI’s vision and values and being an ambassador for us
  • Ensuring good governance and compliance
  • Supporting our fundraising and contributing other skills and experience to support the organisation to thrive.

We are looking for 3 trustees who have a determination to make a difference and a passion for our cause, to work alongside our existing Board members.

In particular, we are seeking new trustees who can bring one or more of the following:

  • Professional charity fundraising skills and experience
  • Human resources skills and experience
  • Connections in the corporate world / the city
  • Connections with one or more of the countries where we work

The Board meets quarterly, and the appointment will be initially for a three-year term.

To apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a Trustee of Sense International and the skills and experience you would bring.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or [email protected]

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all who work with us to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of roles, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone’s contribution is valued and we ensure they’re given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

Company: Guardian Jobs

Vacancy Type: Part Time 

Job Location: London,England,UnitedKingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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