Trustees with an Interest in Making a Difference in the Lives of people with a Learning Disability

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Organisation: Building Bridges Training

Location Sandwell, West Midlands, B62 8JT
Where the role is based Mainly at the office
Travel limit within 25 miles
Application deadline 31 Oct 2017
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J55590

Opportunity description

Building Bridges Training makes a difference to people with a learning disability via training and research. We are seeking new trustees to give fresh ideas into future strategic development, fundraising and to ensure sound decision making.

The role

The Board has overall responsibility for strategic direction, ensuring Building Bridges Training meets its legal and statutory duties, remains solvent and is well run.

We are looking for people who can:

  • Contribute to establishing the direction of the organisation and monitor performance.

  • Use their specific knowledge or experience to help the board reach sound decisions.

  • Work effectively as a member of a team which includes people with a learning disability as equal partners.

  • Provide invaluable independent guidance and judgment to help us realise our vision.


The Building Bridges Training board currently consists of 3 members and we are seeking to build this up to 6. 

Required skills

  • Financial management
  • Fundraising strategy
  • IT strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • HR
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

We are looking for knowledge and experience in the following areas:


  • Marketing & Sales

  • Strategic planning, HR & recruitment

  • IT

As we are seeking 3 new trustees it is not essential for any one trustee to have all the skills required.

What impact the opportunity will have

Your role at Building Bridges Training will enable us to move forward into the next stage of our strategic development. Your fresh ideas will ensure that Building Bridges Training meets its legal and statutory duties, remains solvent and is well run.

Your role will enable us to provide, and further develop, resources and courses in topics such as financial capability, preparing for work and more. 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This opportunity will not only enable you to make a real difference to the lives of local people who have a learning disability but also - through training - increase understanding within mainstream organisations of how best to support people with learning disabilities who use their services.

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours

Meetings are held quarterly on a weekday evening. A minimum of 3 years commitment is required.

Other details

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