over 1 year ago
Role Title Trustee
Location Home-Based - London location would be desirable
Commitment Required A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week
Report To CEO
The Transforming Autism Project is a new and ambitious charity organisation offering an empowering and inspiring understanding of autism and focusing on the power of very early intervention to transform lives.
Our key goals are to provide life-changing treatment for young autistic children and provide distinctive meaningful support to their parents and carers. Our Founder and CEO, Guy Shahar's TED Talk outlines our approach to autism and gives some details on the treatment we will offer.
Our initial projects are:
- Our first specialist Early Intervention clinic in the South East of England (based on the pioneering Mifne Clinic in Israel)
- A unique comprehensive online Portal to support parents or carers in all aspects of bringing up their autistic children.
- A global awareness campaign on the importance of Early Intervention
- (longer term) The development of an autism awareness programme for schools, drawing on all other strands of our activities.
We have a strong set of values that define our culture, and which we strive to adhere to at all times. They are based around the themes of Unconditional Respect, Courage and Purpose.
First and foremost, you will believe in the huge potential within each autistic child, and will deeply resonate with our mission, our values and our particular understanding of and approach to autism. You will feel inspired by these and invested in them, and motivated to bring into your life a passion and inner commitment to help realise them, and thereby to act as a natural ambassador for the charity in the wider community.
You are likely to have extensive personal experience of at least one (ideally both) of charity work/governance and autism. A large relevant personal network and an ability to fundraise would be very extremely beneficial.
Given our current stage of development, it is important for us all to work closely together towards a common goal of success of the charity. Therefore, this is not the sort of Trustee role that requires turning up for the occasional meeting, delivering a few actions and dealing with a few emails. We need our Trustees to be fully integrated and invested in the charity and actively dedicated to its success. You will therefore form an active part of our team (currently at around 25 volunteers) in a capacity we can discuss and decide on together.
You will also be dedicated to consistently positive and mutually affirming relationships with the charity Executive - based on trust, openness, transparency, true partnership and consistent mutual support and positive regard. You will take joint ownership of ensuring the success of such relationships.
Beyond the specific duties of a trustee (outlined below), you will have a specific expertise to bring to the Board. Some examples would be fundraising, a professional specialism in infant autism, legal, or accountancy (for a Treasurer position). You will be expected to be more actively involved in this area of the charity, providing active guidance and support, and if necessary, leadership, to its operations as well as maintaining objective oversight of its needs and capabilities in this area.
We are a strongly values-driven organisation and are committed to manifesting our values in how we relate to each other, in what we are trying to achieve and in how we do it. Our values come under 3 core headings:
- Unconditional respect
To find out more about our values, please see our brochure or visit https://transformingautism.org/purpose/
The Transforming Autism Project value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.
To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the Transforming Autism Project, please visit: www.transformingautism.org