Switchboard is looking to recruit new trustees to continue to develop the organisation in line with our strategy.
Next year we will be celebrating our 45th year and this landmark makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT+ organisation in Brighton and Hove so this is an important and exciting time to be joining the charity. Switchboard is in a solid position and we have an effective governance structure in place, a strong vision in place, clearly defined values and a strategy for the future.
Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Switchboard’s dedicated staff team run a number of services that offer information and support, befriending and social prescribing for LGBTQ communities, our the services include: our volunteer-run helpline, older people’s project, health and inclusion project, disabled people’s project, Rainbow Dementia Café, trans link project and a trans survivors helpline.
We are now looking to recruit new Trustees to continue to develop the organisation in line with our strategy. We are in challenging times, demands for services are increasing and all forecasts indicate this will continue, public sector funds are continually under pressure so need to diversify our income is a must. There are greater pressures for organisations to evidence impact, outcomes and value for money.
We are looking for people with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to being a trustee. We would especially welcome individuals with previous experience of human resources, fundraising, the voluntary and community sector or being a trustee. Trustees aren’t paid, but it’s a rewarding experience and you can easily make an impact.
Switchboard strives to achieve diversity and inclusion at all levels throughout the organisation, and to ensure we are working with and for all sections of our LGBTQ communities. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who identifies as QTIPOC or LGBTQ BAME, trans and/or non-binary people, trans women of colour, intersex people, refugees, migrants or asylum seekers, people of faith, older people and disabled people as these groups are currently under-represented on our Trustee board.
To be considered as for the role of Trustee please send a brief CV and covering letter to our Chair Dawn Draper as to why you would like to be a Trustee at Switchboard and what skills and experience you will bring to the role, taking into account the key duties and responsibilities.
For more information or an informal discussion on the role of trustee, please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 19 November 2019 (interviews 26th November)