Family Voice Surrey is looking for trustees with strategic vision and a passion for children and young people to join our board.
FVS is Surrey's official parent carer forum, part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, established as part of the 'Aiming High for Disabled Children' initiative in.
We champion the needs and rights of families in Surrey with children or young people (0-25 years) who have special educational needs, chronic illnesses, including mental health conditions, or disabilities.
We do this by:
- facilitating effective dialogue and communication between SEND families and education, health and social care service commissioners and providers;
- working in partnership to inform, shape and monitor the development of local services so that they continually improve and enhance the experience and life opportunities of children and young people;
- promoting and implementing co-production in decision making and planning for future service provision, so that families are at the centre of improvements in services.
What skills do I need?
As a trustee joining you will help lead our development and make a difference to families across Surrey by:
- actively contributing to the Board, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation,
- acting as an ambassador for the organisation
- ensuring FVS complies with its governing documents and other legislation
- ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
- attending board meetings (six a year including the AGM), away days and planning day
- taking an active part of sub-committees as required
- We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with specialised knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, health and social care services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, Financial management , ideally professionally qualified and with experience in the charitable sector, Legal/governance, Communications and fund raising in the charitable sector
Family Voice Surrey (CSVA)
- Employment, Education and Training
- Families and Parenting
- Young People
- Trusteeship, Committee Work
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
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