Register your Interest

Amaze is a Sussex-wide charity offering a range of information, advice and support services to children and young people with additional needs, and their families.

We are seeking up to three new people living or working in Sussex to join our Board of Trustees to help ensure we make the best possible use of our funding to help families and to provide leadership around Amaze’s ongoing strategic development.

We particularly welcome applications from:

  •  young people aged 18-30 with lived experience of SEND
  •  people with experience in finance
  •  people with experience in data and/or performance analysis.

This is a voluntary (unpaid) role, requiring you to attend a minimum of 5 meetings a year and contribute between meetings (usually around ½ day a month). We can pay travel and childcare expenses. The meetings usually take place within working hours.


  • Lived experience of having, or caring for someone with, a disability or additional needs
  • SEND support and services
  • Co production and service user involvement
  • Community and voluntary sector
  • Education sector
  • Equal opportunities and diversity
  • Finance
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Governance
  • Health sector
  • HR, recruitment and people management
  • Information, advice and support services
  • IT/systems
  • Legal and risk management
  • Marketing, publicity, PR
  • Monitoring and impact evaluation
  • Quality assurance
  • SEND law
  • Social Care sector
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Planning
  • Working with volunteers
  • Working with young people
  • Championing the rights of children and families
  • Being a trustee or committee member
  • Building partnerships
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Creative thinking
  • Evaluation and priority setting
  • Influencing
  • Leadership.


  • A full trustee induction is provided.        
  • Participation in relevant training courses.
  • Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed (including travel and childcare/caring costs) and learning / training costs are covered by the organisation’s training budget.


When do I need to be available?

Details This is a voluntary (unpaid) role, requiring you to attend a minimum of 5 meetings a year and contribute between meetings (usually around ½ day a month). The meetings usually take place within working hours. Management Committee meetings take place every 3 months. The dates for our 2024 meetings are: • Wednesday 15th May, 10am (in person) • Wednesday 10th July, 10am (virtual) • Wednesday 27th November, 10am (in person) Sub-committees also usually meet every 3 months but can sometimes be more ad-hoc. The time and location of meetings may change as the location and availability of trustees changes over time. Trustees may also hold an away day.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Community Base
113 Queens Road
East Sussex

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training