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Seeking new trustees to join our small friendly team – apply by 11 July 2017

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Reading Mencap in RG1

Reading Mencap is seeking new volunteers to join its small, friendly trustee board and help shape the future direction of the organisation.

Reading Mencap provide a range of different services aimed at improving the quality of life for adults and children with a learning disability and their families. Services include information and advice, its highly regarded family support service, innovative Mencap Enables (ME) Day Activity Service and clubs, events and outings.

We are particularly keen to hear from potential trustees who have an interest in learning disability, including parents of children or adults with a learning disability. We would also like to hear from potential trustees who have expertise in marketing, IT and building maintenance.

Trustees work alongside a small group of staff in guiding the charity, ensuring its continuing good governance and effective practice.

Responsibilities of the roles include:

  • Attending bi-monthly Management Committee meetings and joining with the other trustees to make specific and strategic decisions about the business and direction of the charity
  • Being responsive to and knowledgeable about changes in local and national government policy and legislation concerning children and adults with LDD and their carers
  • supporting the society with attendance at major fundraising and publicity events, time allowing
  • volunteering to represent the society on a forum or steering group, time allowing
  • attending the AGM

Leslie Macdonald, chair of trustees, said this is an exciting time for Reading Mencap with the development of a new business plan which aims to help the charity overcome key challenges to ensure it can continue to deliver its services for many years to come;

“We are proud of our achievements which have made us into the charity we are today. However, we are operating in a tough climate and we would welcome interest from motivated, experienced people who want to help us achieve our aims and objectives.”

Full induction is given and all applicants will be DBS checked.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th July at 5pm.


Contact person firstname
Amanda Limm, Office manager
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 966 2518
Location address line 1
21 Alexandra Road

Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Thu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingBusiness orientatedCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
Is support given?
Description of support
From Chair of Trustees
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
22 June 2017

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