National Star

National Star, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9QU

Pro Bono New trustees and governors

National Star, one of the UK’s leading disability charities, is looking for new trustees and governors to join the charity.

A number of committed and exceptional people, who share National Star’s vision of a world in which people with disabilities are able to realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives, are being recruited into the voluntary roles.

In terms of new Trustees the charity is looking to recruit Trustees with experience in:

Human Resources
Marketing and Communication
Estate Management
In terms of new Governors the charity is looking to recruit people with experience in:

Staff training
Beneficiary engagement
Vocational learning
Health strategy/commissioning
As either a Trustee or Governor you will be part of a highly respected national charity, investing in services that will enhance the lives and independence of young people with complex disabilities and learning disabilities. National Star is a charity and company and, as such, Trustees are also company directors, with the legal responsibility that accompanies that role.
Applicants are asked to submit one side of A4, expressing their interest in the role and outlining why they want to be a Trustee or Governor at National Star as well as a CV demonstrating their relevant experience to Ali McEwan by 24 September 2021 at 5pm. Interviews will be held in October and the panel will comprise of Chief Executive David Ellis and existing members of the Trustee board/Governing body.

National Star is a Disability Confident Employer. The charity is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, including those currently under-represented on the Trustee board and Governing body, which includes women, people with disabilities and members of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

‘We are looking for new Trustees and Governors who can combine strategic vision with excellent communication and team-working skills. Applicants for these voluntary roles should be able to demonstrate independent judgement and be willing to speak out,’ said David Ellis, Chief Executive at National Star.

‘By joining our Trustee board or Governing body you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are playing a part in the future development of one of the leading disability charities in England and Wales. Your fresh perspective could help us to see things in a different light and your professional expertise could be utilised to support our staff team in delivering our vision and values,’ said David.

‘You will gain a great understanding of the challenges faced by young people with complex disabilities and have the opportunity to build your professional network,’ he added.

Trustee and Governor roles at National Star are voluntary. Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Both roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.

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Applications due by: 24/09/2021