Sense Trustee

Opportunity ID
Greater London
Closing Date
Sunday, 7th July 2024
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About us

Sense is a national charity dedicated to supporting children and adults who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, along with their families, to lead fulfilling lives. We believe in inclusivity, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their disability, has the opportunity to engage fully in life’s experiences.

As a Trustee of Sense, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organisation and amplifying our impact. We’re seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise to join our dynamic Trustee Board.

We’re particularly interested in candidates with experience in:

  • Fundraising, Communications and Branding
  • Finance and Accounting
  • People/Human Resources
  • Safeguarding

Why become a Sense Trustee

As a Sense Trustee, you’ll embark on a rewarding journey where you’ll:

  • Gain insight into the challenges faced by individuals and families with disabilities.
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making processes, including setting our five-year strategy.
  • Serve as custodian of Sense’s values and long-term vision.
  • Scrutinise our activities to ensure accountability and effectiveness.
  • Act as an ambassador for our organisation.

Time Commitment

Our Board of Trustees meets a minimum of four times a year, with meetings alternating between Birmingham and London. Meetings typically last 4-5 hours, including breaks. Additionally, you may be invited to participate in sub-groups, with time commitments discussed beforehand.

We’re looking for 

  • Possess professional skills, life experience, or personal qualities that align with Sense’s mission.
  • Share our values and aspirations for the disabled individuals we support.
  • Are eager to develop their skills and knowledge through training opportunities.
  • Have the confidence to engage in discussions, express diverse viewpoints, and champion inclusivity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to listening to the voices of disabled individuals, their families, and carers.
  • Show dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Recruiting timelines

First Round Interviews: 16th July 2024

Informal Discussions: End of July 2024

Recommendation of Appointment: 26th September 2024

Sense values 

We include. We collaborate. We find a way. We challenge. We celebrate.  


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Downloadable files

We recommend reading these files to support your application. These files are in PDF format, please get in touch with the team on [email protected] if you require these in a different format.

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