Department:
Network Programmes
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Grantham
27 Aug 2021
Vacancy Type:
Temporary
Hours Per Week:
0

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Grantham & District Mencap Ltd represents the interests of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers within the Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. We are a charitable voluntary organisation and registered charity with our own Board of voluntary Trustees/Directors. Grantham & District Mencap Ltd purpose is to provide advice, information and support through a range of projects and services. Grantham & District Mencap Ltd is affiliated to Royal Mencap but is not financially supported or governed by its National body. You can find out more about us on our website: www.granthammencap.co.uk

As a trustee you will be able to use your skills and experience and have a direct influence over a cause you care about. It is a rewarding role, but there are responsibilities meaning you will need to give up enough time to help your charity succeed. Being a Trustee of a Charity means you are there to look after the charity’s work and ensure that it uses its money and resources properly, and that it is managed effectively through the paid staff. Trustees are also Company Directors as Grantham Mencap is registered as a company limited by guarantee.

The Board of Trustees meets on average 4 times a year and everyone is also expected to attend the Annual General Meeting and an annual ‘Away Day’. Trustees may also be involved in short term specific interest task groups. If necessary, training is made available where needed e.g. to raise greater awareness to the needs of people with learning disabilities or carers’ issues.

Initially the Chair person will interview applicants and Trustees can be co-opted throughout the year by the Board. A number of checks are carried out prior to appointment, including a declaration that the potential trustee is not disqualified from standing. Once you have expressed an interest in joining the Grantham & District Mencap Board of Trustees the Chair person will contact you and invite you for a meeting.

We are seeking applications for Ordinary Members . We would also welcome applications from people with experience and/or interest in the areas below:

Trustee with a special interest in Marketing / Art & Design
for example

• Design / Art (creative/graphic design)

• Branding… charity/corporate, product or service

• Digital media/marketing relations and/or social media

• Copywriting (beneficial not essential)

An ideal candidate would be willing to…

• Lead on the development of a ‘simple’ small charity Marketing Plan

• Advise or contribute to internal and external digital media ideas relation to membership and services

• Advise on charity brand development (Designing leaflets, ideas for events branding etc.)

Trustee with a special interest in Legal matters
for example

• Data Protection

• Charity law

• Employment

• Contracts

• Risk management

An ideal candidate would be willing to…

• Lead or make a major contribution to all board business relating to legal matters

• Join or advise the board on charity governance om workforce and service delivery matters

• Take a broad base approach to contributing to issues relating to legal matters as they occur

Please contact Karena Brooks, Company Manager with your CV to apply at karena.brooks@granthammencap.co.uk  and for more information please contact 01476 570507. 
Please click on the more information tab for further details of this vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is for a Mencap affiliated local group and not for Royal Mencap Society. Local groups pay a membership fee to subscribe Royal Mencap Society’s Network and each local group is a separate and independent charity within their own right. As part of the group’s membership they have the opportunity to advertise their vacancies on the Royal Mencap Society jobs website.

We encourage all applicants to apply directly to the group and the contact details provided by the group as stated on this job advert.

If you choose to click on the “Apply” button, you give Royal Mencap Society consent to forward your application (CV) and your personal details to the relevant local group on your behalf. Your information will only be shared for the purpose of recruitment.

Once your personal details have been shared you can request to have your details removed by contacting the local group directly.

We wish you the best with your local group application.

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