Become a Trustee

Do you have a passion for the voice of parents and carers of children with additional needs to be heard? Family Voice Surrey (FVS) is looking for people who can bring sound judgement, good business skills and a willingness to give their time to form our Board of trustees as we move forward as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

We are keen to hear from candidates with specialised knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

Parents of children with SEND – i.e. parents that have direct personal experience of the issues we tackle – regardless of the working skills or experience

Working knowledge of the Education, Health (esp, CAMHS) or Social Care sector, particularly with services for children with SEND

Experience of the charity sector and/or general transferable professional skills – i.e. HR, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, Operational Management skills etc

An insight to the political landscape of Surrey and an ability to network and influence.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented on the board.

About the role

As a trustee joining FVS you will help us flourish as a CIO and make a difference to families across Surrey. Trustees do this by:

ensuring FVS complies with its governing documents, charity law and other legislation

ensuring FVS is financially stable and uses its resources for its charitable purpose

actively contributing to the Board, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation

acting as an ambassador for the organisation.