Trustees required to provide governance

Could you spare a few hours a week? if so we need you!
Flexible hours Flexible

The society has been in operation for over 100 years we need people with commitment and drive to take the charity into the 21st century.

We are seeking to appoint 3 Trustees together with a Chairperson to play a key role in the leadership and governance of the charity.  

The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the management and administration of the Organisation. 

The fundamental purpose of the Board of Trustees is to 

1. To determine the overall direction of the Organisation 

2. To provide leadership 

3. To ensure the financial stability of the Organisation and its legal responsibilities are met and that the Organisation’s assets and resources are properly and effectively managed.

Applications are particularly welcomed from someone with personal life experiences of either Deaf Culture or the Deaf community is preferred but not essential.  

The successful Chair for Wakefield Society for Deaf People will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Leadership  
  • Governance; ideally in the charity sector  

These unpaid roles are open to all who meet the essential criteria. 


Expenses will cover any costs incurred with fulfilling the role of trustee e.g. travel, parking, admin etc.
Deadline: Sat 31st July, 2021


Health & Disability

Suitable for

People seeking work, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing

Minimum age


Skills gained

Leadership, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

IT / Computers, Leadership, Listening, Maths/Numeracy, Organising, Teamwork


Criminal record check (DBS), Own computer (or access to one), References

Wakefield & District Society for Deaf People

The Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People is a registered Charity with Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Trustee Board. 
Generally the  Society provides a range of support services to Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in the WMDC areas.
01924 375958
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