We’re Recruiting: Trustee Roles at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard has been at the heart of the local LGBT community since 1975. We provide a helpline and web chat service, a trans survivors helpline, and run the LGBTQ Health and Inclusion Project, Older LGBT Project, and an LGBTQ disability group. Our mission is to listen, support and connect.

Switchboard is facing both an exciting but challenging period in its history. We are starting to develop our ambitious new 5-year Strategic Business and Development Plan. Central to this will be to building on existing strengths to enable growth, plan for change and increase capacity.

We are looking to recruit new trustees to join our board that have the strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to being a trustee.

We are seeking to recruit to the following roles:

Treasurer: We are seeking someone who can offer the skills relevant to financial oversight of a small charity. We require a treasurer who can demonstrate commitment and integrity in advising the board on the financial health of the organisation. Responsibilities include presentation of the management accounts at board meetings, and advising on the corrective action that may be required when difficulties arise. The treasurer is not a book keeper or accountant but must have a good understanding of financial control and collective board responsibility.

Trustees: We need skilled individuals to join our trustee board and help provide leadership. You must be able to attend board and sub-committee meetings (around 9 meetings a year including AGM plus an away day) keep yourself briefed on the issues and think strategically. There are three vacancies and we need people immediately.

We are particularly looking for trustees with fundraising or HR experience, experience of the voluntary / non-profit sector and governance knowledge. We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community, we positively welcome applications from people over 60, BAME, disabled and trans people as these groups are currently under-represented on our Trustee board.

For more information or an informal discussion on the role of trustee, please contact Dawn Draper, our chair of trustees, at dawn.draper@switchboard.org.uk, or 07752655384

Closing date: 20th October 2017

Interviews: 1st November 2017

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