Sussex Interpreting Services - Trustee

Sussex Interpreting Services

Register your Interest

I’m privileged to be a SIS Trustee.

I had been thinking about volunteering for a while and considering where I would like to offer my skills and experience. I knew I wanted to do something that enabled me to really live my values and make a difference, so when the SIS trustee opportunity came along, I was happy to grab it.

I passionately believe in social justice and the fundamental rights of all individuals to access the support they need from public services. I also believe strongly in cultural diversity and the richness it brings to our lives.

SIS exists to make these things happen and being on the Board means I can play a small part in that success. 

I get to meet new people, learn new skills, and share my experience.

We are all busy people, but the Trustee role is very manageable, and everyone respects the time we are able to give to the role.


Skills

SIS exists to enable full access, for people with language needs, to publicly funded services in order to improve health, education and overall quality of life.

We are keen to have a more diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are particularly looking for people with expertise and experience in:

  • Cyber security
  • Human resources
  • Business development
  • Digital marketing
  • Employment law
  • Safeguarding.

Benefits

Our organisation’s vision is of an inclusive and diverse society where people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds are able to live in harmony, play a full and valued role and enjoy the same rights.

  • Help us deliver our vision - we have made a difference to 1000s of people over 28 years. 
  • Contribute your experience and expertise and work with us to increase our impact as a result.
  • Be part of a friendly team that has strong values and direction - that works with our diverse communities to reduce health inequalities.
  • Practical Considerations

    You can read more about SIS Trustees here: Trustees - Sussex Interpreting Services

    The Management Committee meet for 2 hours every 3 months - currently 17.00-19.00 on a Thursday.

    Meetings are currently on line.

    Trustees are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting and other stakeholder events during the year.

    When do I need to be available?

    Details Minimum time commitment: SIS Trustees meet as a Management Committee every three months for 2 hours (Thursday evening 17:00 - 19:00). Trustees are encouraged to attend our Annual General Meeting and other stakeholder events such as Service User Days, Linguist Briefings and any Team Away Days. Trustees engage in email dialogue and decision making as they are available.
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    Register your Interest

    • 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