6 months ago
Trustee for the Adult Dyslexia Centre (Thames Valley)
What do we do?
We are a small energetic charity that has been supporting dyslexic adults in the Thames Valley since 2003.
We provide free and affordable subsidised services for our dyslexic clients.
We educate the wider community about dyslexia and showcase its positive aspects.
We directly supported over 300 people last year.
In 2018/19 our income was almost £94k, slightly more than the previous year.
Where do we do it?
Based in Maidenhead, we offer our range of support services across the Thames Valley.
Our charitable services are free or minimal cost to those who find it difficult to pay, which is crucial as dyslexia can be a reason for people not achieving economic security.
We also sell professional services to employers and employment services, colleges and businesses, which supports our charitable activity.
More information: https://www.adc.org.uk/
Details about ADC from the Charity Commission: https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regId=1109112&subId=0
Why are we looking for new trustees?
The current board is looking for enthusiastic new people to complement existing trustees, some of whom are service users and some are founding trustees who would like to move on.
You would be very welcome if you have ideas or skills in organisational sustainability or effective models of funding. Maybe you have charity governance experience but even if you just have enthusiasm or commitment to our cause, we'd like to speak with you.
We would prefer a commitment of at least three years, but are flexible around your personal circumstances.
What do you get as a trustee of our organisation?
A chance to augment your experience of charities and particularly of an organisation that supports people with a disability.
An opportunity to use your organisational-development skills and business-growth knowledge, your understanding of financial sustainability and funding, possibly in a different environment or context.
Satisfaction of giving something back to the community.
A boost to your career and CV.
Induction, training, support from us, particularly in understanding dyslexia; training in trusteeship can also be made available.
What do we get from you as a trustee?
Your skills, experience and knowledge of organisational sustainability.
Your abilities to help our charity grow in line with our strategic plans.
Enhancement to our governance and a well-informed board of trustees.
What do our beneficiaries get?
A stronger trustee board to manage the organisation providing affordable support to dyslexic adults and parents of dyslexic children.
Potential increase in our professional assessment for employees, employers, colleges and other agencies, to help support people with dyslexia in employment, education and social settings.
An increase in general understanding of dyslexia amongst the general public.
How do I find out more and apply?
You will need to be eligible to be a charity trustee, which we will explain.
You do not need a detailed understanding of dyslexia, as information and training can be made available.
This appointment is being managed by involve Community Services.
Information for prospective trustees, including a full Role Description and Person Specification can be obtained from Mike Allen email@example.com where you can arrange to have an informal discussion, without any obligation.
Your CV will be read by Adult Dyslexia Centre trustees and an interview offered to suitable candidates as soon as mutually-convenient.