Designability Seeks New Trustees to join the Board
The charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence Designability is a UK charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of designers and engineers create life-changing assistive products to help people who are facing challenges every day. We follow the principles of human-centered design which means that everything we develop is done in response to what people tell us they need. Our aim is for people to achieve greater independence and happiness in their lives – goals that benefit all of society.
A Trustee will need to have operated at a senior level ideally in an Executive or Non-Executive role. This is an unpaid voluntary role.
Specific Experience and Expertise for this role
We particularly encourage applications from people who have personal or lived experience of disability, as well as women and people from ethnic minorities who are currently underrepresented on our board. We would welcome candidates with experience in the following areas:
• Clinical expertise, with experience of working with disabled people. This could include perhaps experience gained through a senior position in occupational therapy, physiotherapy or rehabilitation engineering or rehabilitation medicine •
Fundraising expertise, with experience gained either from a senior position in fundraising for a charity or through experience of raising funds for charity in a commercial or private organisation
• Other relevant senior experience from a sector relevant to Designability’s work, in particular the design and creative industry, or general commercial or business experience. T
Time Commitment: Circa 3 days per month, this includes 4 Board meetings, an annual Away Day, sub-committee meetings, strategic Board events, inductions and reading in preparation for Board meetings.
To request a candidate briefing pack - please contact Sandy Hinks, Head of Charity quoting reference: MC2276 Closing date : Midnight Sunday 4th September 2022