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Volunteer North West autism charity looking for trustees with a range of experience

Autism Together


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you an enthusiastic professional with senior experience in areas including social care, finance & accountancy, human resources, fundraising, health & safety, audit & risk? If so, Autism Together would like to hear from you.


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Wirral, CH62 3PA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Being a Trustee makes a real difference to the lives of the people we support. The Board is looking to add to its existing Trustee team, to support Autism Together with its growth plans and newly established strategic 5-year business plan. This offers an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in driving new ways to grow our charity and support people in our care. Successful applicants will be joining the board of one of the UK’s leading specialist service providers, a charitable organisation which directly supports over 450 autistic individuals, and a staff group of over 800 main staff and 100 relief workers. Founded in Wirral in 1968, Autism Together is a complex, stimulating, award-winning organisation with an annual turnover of £26m and a substantial property portfolio. The charity provides Residential care, Supported Living, Day Services, and Respite for autistic adults, alongside a range of support for young people and their families.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking Trustees who will bring relevant skills and experience in one of the following areas: ⦿ Community-led development and action. ⦿ Financial management. ⦿ Legal and HR experience in the field of commercial and charity law. ⦿ Communication experience particularly in the area of social media. ⦿ IT and governance structures. ⦿ Property and Estates. ⦿ Governance and/or knowledge of quality assurance. Beyond technical and strategic abilities, we are looking for individuals who are committed to our mission and values, with strong interpersonal skills to constructively challenge the Board and the Executives in the best interests of the people we support. Joining the Board of a leading national provider of services to autistic people, you will work alongside the current Board of Trustees and the Executive Team to provide a sector-leading service to propel the organisation into a bright, secure and successful future, supporting autistic people and their families to live rich and fulfilling lives. We look forward to hearing from you.

What difference will you make?

This is an exciting time to be joining the organisation, following the development of our new five-year strategic business plan and the expansion in our portfolio of estates. This position is key to supporting the governance of Autism Together, in order to push the organisation forward and help our staff provide the best possible care for the people we support. It is a rewarding position within a charity that is looking to organically grow its services. The Board plays a key role in the running of Autism Together. It sets out the organisational strategy and is responsible for agreeing the direction and values of our charity, as well as overseeing the finances and managing risks. We are looking to expand our Trustee network to support our growth plans by recruiting up to two further Trustees. We are looking for individuals who can offer professional or practical experience to the Board as they underpin key governance challenges. Our Trustees contribute significantly to the strategic planning and direction of Autism Together and successful candidates will need to demonstrate experience in governance, good communication and an ability to conform to our Trustee Code. The Board recognises that diversity of Trustees is vital if we are to operate with excellence, and we warmly welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Trustees are expected to attend 8 board meetings per year, become actively involved in at least one quarterly sub-committee, and to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the charity’s work. Download our Trustee application pack for more details and to apply for this role.


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