Co-chair of the Board of Trustees

ADHD Aware

Register your Interest

The tenure of our current Co-chairs will be coming to an end in November 2023. We are recruiting for an experienced chairperson to collaborate in leading our charity for its next chapter. 

ADHD Aware is a national charity, founded in Brighton, UK. We offer a mixture of in-person and online peer support groups – for ADHD adults, their partners, and parents of ADHD children/young adults. Our services also include courses for individuals and couples, and neurodiversity training for organisations. We are predominantly run by volunteers. Many of our team have ADHD, and most have neurodiverse family members.

Skills

  • Board, chairing & supervision – Experience of being on a Board of Trustees and ideally, as a Chair. Supervisory/person-management experience.
  • Understanding neurodiversity – An awareness and understanding of ND and in particular, ADHD.
  • Collaborative working – Ability to work with ADHD Aware trustees, volunteers, the wider community beneficiaries, and other partners, so that our work is jointly developed.
  • Community development – Demonstrable commitment to including the wider ADHD/neurodivergent community in the work that we do.
  • Communications – Ability to share information clearly and to use IT tools. Ability to share information in an accessible and meaningful way with individuals and groups.
  • Confidentiality – Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriately.
  • Equal opportunities – Good understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and experience of working with diverse communities, cultures, and faiths.

Benefits

  • Working with an amazing bunch of committed volunteers
  • Experience working with neurodiversities
  • Working in a growing organisation with funding for our training arm.

Practical Considerations

This role can be remote (but person can also be local to Brighton & Hove)

When do I need to be available?

Details Approx 2.5 days per month - this includes attending the following meetings, which all occur on weekday evenings: – 6 Board meetings per year (via Zoom), – 6 Committee meetings per year (via Zoom), – 1 AGM per year, usually in November (in person, in Brighton) Future Board meeting dates: Friday 19th January 2024, Friday 15th March 2024, Friday 17th May 2024, Friday 19th July 2024, Friday 20th September 2024, Friday 15th November 2024.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    zoom process
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    ADHD Aware recognises and values people’s differences and aims to support them to reach their full potential. This policy is designed to ensure that we honour the requirements under equality legislation and also demonstrate our commitment to treating people equally and fairly, ensuring that we represent and support the diverse range of people living in Brighton & Hove and beyond. (Purpose from Equality & Diversity Policy last reviewed March 2023)
  • Expenses
    travel, refreshments, petrol, training
  • Health and Safety
    public liability insurance, risk assessments
  • Induction
    Trustee induction process
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    as above
  • 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)
    all applications welcome
  • Support on Offer
    Co-chair role
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training