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Bring your skills to the board of this charity providing support to adults on the autistic spectrum

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Autism at Kingwood in RG6

Autism at Kingwood is a registered Charity, limited by guarantee, providing support to adults on the autistic spectrum to lead happy and fulfilled lives in the community.

With a Head Office based in Lower Earley just off the M4 and a turnover of £6 million we work across the Thames Valley, in the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The charity employs almost 300 staff providing support to approximately 140 adults with autism and provides advice and guidance to more than 250 people with Asperger Syndrome each year.

The impending rotation of Trustees has created opportunities for interested parties to join the Autism at Kingwood Board. Whilst we welcome applications from all individuals who feel that have skills to so share, an individual with experience or interest in Human Resources, fundraising or communications, or a clinical background may be of benefit to the charity.

The Board meets in Reading four times a year and the charity’s governance also benefits from sub-committee meetings however due to recent Covid restrictions all our meetings are currently held using the platform Zoom.

We are keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections and ethnic backgrounds of the community. Unfortunately, in order to preserve the confidentiality of people, we support we do not accept applicants whose relative is receiving support from Kingwood.

To express an interest and to apply for this role, please send a CV plus a written statement of no more than 500 words to support your application.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Julie Harmsworth, HR Recruitment Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 931 0143
Mobile?
07721 238288
Contact instructions?
Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

To express an interest and to apply for this role, please send a CV plus a written statement of no more than 500 words to support your application.
Location address line 1
2 Chalfont Court
Line 2
Chalfont Close
Line 3
Lower Early
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG6 5SY

Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Generally 4 times a year
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedPrecise and methodicalDecisiveBusiness orientatedGood sense of humourSociableCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We have our in-house Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
You will direct contact with the other members of the Board
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
All travel costs will be met
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Not specified
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
27 August 2020

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