About Lifeworks Charity Limited
Lifeworks Charity Ltd supports people with learning disabilities to have a great life. Our mission is to provide outstanding needs-led services to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and their families so that they can and do develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential and are well connected with their local communities always.
What will you be doing?
As our Charity continues to grow, we also need to expand our Board of Trustees and are seeking individuals from all walks of life, to bring their experience and skills to our Charity.
As a Trustee you will become an integral and valued member of Lifeworks and positively influence how effective the Charity is by playing a critical role in the accountability and fulfilment of its legal responsibilities.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the Board and having reviewed our existing Trustees, we are keen to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
If you have a background in the following areas, we would love to hear from you:
HR – with a background either as an HR specialist or employment lawyer you will undertake a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the HR aspects of the organisation.
Marketing – with experience in developing marketing strategies to help the charity further build its brand and profile through social media, digital marketing and website platforms.
Communications – with expertise in digital communications and IT, you will help the charity build a digital strategy, the systems/platforms to support this and in exploring and developing future technology services.
It would also be advantageous if you have experience in either the third sector, health & social care, learning disabilities, education or working with children & young people.
What difference will you make?
Lifeworks Trustees have a deep understanding of the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities, and the physical obstacles they may encounter in life as well as the emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, and isolation which often begins early in childhood, becoming more pronounced during adolescence, an emotionally turbulent time.
Our board have a passion to help give a voice to the vulnerable in society and are crusaders for inclusion of all in the hope of helping to make a richer more compassionate society.
Trustees are required to attend 5 meetings a year which will take place at our Dartington Head Office (mainly during office hours) and should expect to spend a small amount of time in addition to this carrying out their duties.
Before you apply
Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.
Deadline: 28 July 2022