Host Organisation: Disability Positive (formerly Cheshire Centre for Independent Living)

Disability Positive is looking to recruit new Trustees to help oversee running of the organisation. You will be responsible for providing effective governance, leadership and strategic direction at board level.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Advocacy Services, Carers, Children and Young People, Community Development, Community Events, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Accountancy / Finance, Business Development, Fundraising, Management, Trusteeship
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering, Cheshire East, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

Disability Positive (the new name for Cheshire Centre for Independent Living) is a medium sized charity based in Cheshire and we work mostly in the North West. We love working with others who think like us.

We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families. We have services to help people with everyday life, being part of their local community and looking after their own wellbeing. We can offer advice, help with practical tasks and advocate for people in lots of different situations. We listen and share people’s experiences to influence positive change in government policy.
We are a trusted, influential, and supportive organisation, run by people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions (which means that our members, board of trustees and staff have lived experience of disability and long-term conditions too).

We are currently seeking further trustees to join our board in a non-executive capacity, and very much hope you will want to play a part in ensuring the future of support for people with disability and long-term conditions, and their families. To complement the skills we already have on the board, we are seeking individuals with experience, skills, and expertise in corporate governance, strategic planning and/or financial management at a senior level. However, in addition individuals will need a personal commitment and empathy with our vision and values and a willingness to work with other trustees, the chief executive and senior team to act as ambassadors and build partnerships and networks to further our collaboration with a wide range of partners and raise funds to deliver our programme of work.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Successful experience of operating at board or senior management level in a charitable, commercial, or public sector organisation and/or senior level expertise in financial management

Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives

A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making

A history of impartiality, fairness, and the ability to respect confidences

A track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: You need to be over 18 for this role
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?:

45p per mile and out of pocket expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Full induction, training and peer support from other board members anf the CEO

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Role Specific training (e.g. governance and finance)
Data Protection, GDPR Principles
Cyber security
Disability Equality
Health & Safety