deafPLUS is a national charity established 50 years ago. We provide a range of support services to deaf people / people living with hearing loss, to enable them to fully achieve their potential by breaking down barriers that exist in a hearing world.
We are deaf-led, and 75% of our staff are deaf. We are looking for Trustees who may be deaf* or hearing – who have the skills and enthusiasm we need and who want to play a part in leading the charity. We especially encourage applications from deaf people.
If you have skills and experience in any of the following areas we would love to hear from you.
Legal – especially relating to charity governance
Business Development / Income generation / Fundraising
Knowledge of managing IT infrastructure, including Office 365
Advertising / Marketing
Project or People management.
deafPLUS Trustees meet quarterly. Under normal circumstances these meetings are in Whitechapel, London. Under COVID-19, all meetings are held virtually, via Zoom. Meetings are typically of a Wednesday and held between 10am and 2pm. Communication support is provided at all Board meetings.
What's in it for you ?
The role of Trustee is not paid, (other than reasonable expenses), but provides the opportunity to operate at Board Level in an organisation with 40 staff and a turnover of over a £1million per year.
To apply: Please apply here with your CV, along with a covering message detailing what you can offer to deafPLUS, and your reasons for wanting to join us. Our CEO, Gary, will happily answer any questions you may have and can arrange for and informal chat with our Chair, or one of the other Trustees if you wish.
*By deaf we mean Deaf (BSL or lipreading / oral) deafened or Living with a Hearing Loss. We work across the whole spectrum of people who are deaf, and need Trustees who reflect that wide range, as well as trustees, deaf or hearing, who bring the skills and experience we are looking for. Communication support is provided at all meetings according to the needs of Trustees.