Becoming an Equal Lives Trustee

Our Board is made up of disabled people of all ages and backgrounds, creating a diverse and wide ranging group, bringing their many experiences and expertise to our organisation.

Equal Lives are also now eager to enhance and expand our Board of Trustee panel, to ensure we maintain a strong, vibrant and influential governing body.

We are looking for disabled people who can bring new skill sets to our Board. We are particularly keen to recruit new trustees who can offer IT, HR, Finance or Marketing skills to join our already experienced and passionate members.

Our Board meets quarterly, usually 12 – 4pm on Thursday afternoons, with our AGM being held in October. If you were part of the Finance & Development team, this group also meets quarterly, just prior to each Board of Trustees meeting, also on a Thursday.

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, we would love to hear from you. 

More about what being a trustee means is outlined below:

Being a Trustee

Charity trustees are ‘the people responsible under the charity’s governing document for controlling the management and administration of the charity’. If you have this role and your organisation has charitable status then you will be a trustee. The trustees are responsible for the actions of the charity.

Equal Lives trustees are responsible to ensure that its objective as mentioned in the governing document (Memorandum and Articles) is implemented:

“To relieve the disability of people with physical, mental or sensory impairments, principally living within the County of Norfolk, and to further their independence and full participation in the community”

Equal Lives is also a company limited under guarantee, which means that trustees are also directors of the company.

This means that trustee’s personal liability is limited to £1. We have insurance in place for trustees which limit the personal risks for trustees.

If you are interested, we will need to have an expression of interest by 18th August 2017. Please contact Susan Waterfield at the contact details above.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jon Moore

Chair of Trustees’ Equal Lives


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