Host Organisation: Cheshire Centre for Independent Living

Cheshire Centre for Independent Living is looking for Directors with knowledge / experience of disabled peoples’ issues, that have an interest in providing effective governance at board level and be able to represent the organisation to both internal and external audiences.

Opportunity Interests: People with Disabilities
Type of Activity: Trusteeship
Location: Cheshire East, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Thursday AM, Thursday PM

Cheshire Centre for Independent Living is an equal opportunities employer. As an user-led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people, for disabled people, applications are particularly welcome from skilled disabled people.

It is estimated that the Director will have to commit to a minimum of 12 days per year in order to fulfil their role. Some of this may be in the evenings or weekends and will be spread over a number of meetings, including preparation and reading time and training.

Appointment will be for a fixed term of three years, renewable for a further two terms.

Individuals will receive induction training along with further training and support throughout their appointment in order to enable them to fulfil their role to the best of their abilities. They will be expected to commit to undertaking regular training during their time on the CCIL Board of Directors.

You will be:
-Ensuring that the organisation has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these;
-Being responsible for the performance of the organisation and for its “corporate” behaviour;
-Ensuring that the organisation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements;
-Acting as guardians of the organisations assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application;
-Ensuring that the organisations governance is of the highest standard.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We are particularly looking for individuals with experience in:
Charity Law / Regulation, Date Protection, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Risk Management and Finance

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences.
Strategic thinking, able to analyse complex information, demonstrate clear analytical intellect and guide rational decision making.
Able to demonstrate good awareness and understanding of the current political and financial environment.
Ability to plan strategically and with vision.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:


What support is available for the volunteer?:

Support from Senior Management Team and other Directors.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Access to organisational training other training as and when required.