Batias provides an advocacy service to people with a learning disability. Some of our Self Advocacy groups specialise in supporting people learn skills on how to speak up for themselves around issues such as health and sport. Trustees are asked to attend meetings every 6-8 weeks, having read the paperwork which is sent out one week prior to the meeting. During the meetings trustees take part in discussions and make joint decisions on the strategic development of the Organisation. Trustees have a role of governance for the Organisation ensuring that the service meets its objectives and contractual agreements.
Reasons to become a BATIAS Trustee. You will:
• help to support and develop the work, operational processes and long term future of BATIAS
• put your existing skills and experience to good use as part of a team.
• meet new people.
• learn new skills that could help build your CV, or just add to your experience or confidence in certain areas.
• make a difference to vulnerable people in your local area
Like many charities BATIAS is facing funding cuts and has had to make some difficult decisions in the past 2 years, we are now looking to re-develop our services and are looking at alternative funding options to take BATIAS into a more financially secure future. If you want to be involved with a worthwhile cause and know that you are making a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability please contact the volunteer centre.
Knowledge of the issues relating to working with people with learning disabilities is beneficial, as well as an understanding of the Voluntary Sector and a commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable people . Listening and communication skills are also necessary. Batias is looking for Trustees with particular skills in Human Resources and Finance, also professional, management or business experience would be beneficial
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
- Training provided
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 01/11/2015
End Date: 30/11/2018
Every 6 to 8th week.
This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford, Southend, Thurrock
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