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Richmond AID is looking for new Trustees!

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Richmond AID is looking for new Trustees

Richmond AID, a local charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas, is looking for new trustees.  Please visit our website at: http://www.richmondaid.org.uk/

We support disabled people, families, carers and professionals by providing a wide range of services in advice, information and support. Our aim is to support disabled people to live independent lives and to have the same opportunities as non-disabled people. Our vision is of a barrier-free world with empowered disabled people who have independence, fulfilment and a sense of self-worth.

Many of our employees and volunteers are themselves disabled.  Indeed, some of our volunteers first came to us for assistance and have stayed to help others and in so doing, have enriched their own lives.

Under the terms of our constitution, as a user-led organisation, the majority of our trustee board must have a disability.

We are actively seeking new Trustees to join us who feel they can help us in furthering our work.

People with expertise in the areas of finance, commissioning or HR would be particularly helpful, and we welcome people of any age and with any type of disability. We can provide whatever support may be needed, i.e. BSL interpreters, computer software for the visually impaired.  Our offices are, of course, fully accessible.  This is a voluntary position but all reasonable expenses are paid.

Trustees are expected to commit to attending a full Board meeting every 6 weeks and to join one of our sub-committees, which typically meet bi-monthly. IT experience is helpful as we communicate regularly by email and share documents for information.

Most importantly, we are a small and friendly group of Trustees who work closely with the CEO and all the staff. We are passionate about Richmond AID and respect each other’s opinions and contributions.

Contact and location

Richmond AID is based at the Disability Action and Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road, Teddington and is close to the station and has good bus links; car parking is also available.

If you feel able to commit some of your time and experience to helping us, we would love to hear from you. In the first instance please email our Chair, Carol Long, at cazlong1961@gmail.com, giving us a few details about yourself.  Thank you.

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