Charity Trustee

Charity Trustee

Charity Trustee

We are proud to say our mission is to support people with aphasia to improve their ability to communicate using technology and supported conversation. We are ambitious and we want to grow and improve the quality of our support. Come join us!

Speak With IT are looking for committed and experienced people to join the Board of Trustees. We are looking for people with strong experience in one or more of the following areas: Project Management, Human Resources, Fundraising, Marketing and Adult Speech and Language Therapy to help steer the charity as we aim to become sustainable for the long term.

Speak With IT were awarded Big Lottery Reaching Communities funding in 2017 and are now moving into our final year of funding. We have ambitious plans for the future and are hopeful of receiving further funding to continue our work post July 31st 2020. We are looking for new trustees to assist the charity as it seeks to expand its support offer between 2020 and 2023 and to become sustainable for the long term.

The Board of Trustees sets the vision, the strategic direction, and management of the charity. It is responsible for overall governance which includes being guardians of the charity’s assets, overseeing operational effectiveness. All trustees are unpaid. The Board generally meets every 6-8 weeks on Monday mornings from 10.30am in Wakefield City Centre. There will be further opportunities to take part in sub groups focusing on specific aspects of the charity’s work, for example fundraising.

This opportunity will provide the right person with a unique opportunity to put their stamp on a forward thinking and growing charity and to make a real difference in a field of work where there is limited support for people.

If you are interested in the trustee position, please send on your CV with a covering letter explaining what you will bring to the role to our Chair of Trustees – for an informal discussion about the role please contact the same email address.

Deadline for applications:  31st December 2019.

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