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Auditory Verbal UK
Bermondsey, London (Greater)
0.00 - Voluntary
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7 Jul 2021

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Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) is an award winning national charity that is transforming the lives of deaf children across the UK. AVUK already has a strong board and wants to take the opportunity to enrich it further by recruiting additional trustees with a rich diversity of background, experience and thought.

AVUK is looking for 3 new trustees with knowledge and/or experience of one or more of the following: Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusivity, Organisational Change and Public Sector/Senior Civil Service. 

AVUK is committed to bringing equality, diversity and inclusion into the heart of our services and how we operate and increasing the diversity of our board is an important step towards this goal. We would especially welcome applicants who are from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic groups, people with a disability, and younger people. AVUK strongly values the contribution that people with these characteristics would bring to our board discussions.

As a Trustee you will be involved in the governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as supporting the Chief Executive Officer. The expectations are that trustees will attend and actively participate at the quarterly board meetings; AGM and Board Strategy Day.  You will take the lead at board for your area of speciality, bringing ideas and experience to board discussions and actively engage with related AVUK staff roles.

You do not need previous governance experience and upon appointment successful trustees will receive a full induction into the workings and operations of the board and of the charity and its work. 

Please see the candidate pack for more information about what AVUK do and the full role description.

Applications should be by CV, LinkedIn Profile or similar and a supporting statement. Please outline your interest in AVUK, your relevant third sector and board experience as well as your fit with the person specification. Please also include any conflicts of interest.


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