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Independent Lives

Independent Lives is looking to recruit new trustees to our board. We’re looking for enthusiastic and driven people who want to make a positive difference in our communities and have a genuine interest in our work.

We are a user-led charity and social enterprise, based in West Sussex and Croydon. We work to change the lives of disabled people, people with support needs and carers. Our vision is a fair society where everyone can participate and fulfil their potential.

We believe that by working together we can achieve real change in the lives of the people we support, so that we can all participate in our communities and have greater choice, control, and freedom.

What skills do I need?

For us to realise our vision and values, we need highly effective and committed trustees to provide support to our leadership team to help ensure that we achieve our aims.

We are particularly looking for people with the following backgrounds:

  • Lived experience of disability
  • Health & social care
  • HR
  • Legal

We are seeking outstanding people with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the willingness to commit an average of one to two days per month.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

The board and subcommittee meeting dates are set at the start of each year, arranged when everyone can attend, currently on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Administration and Office
  • Business Skills
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Legal Work
  • Supporting Charities
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work
  • Details
  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Disability and Access Support
  • Driving Licence & Vehicle Required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Written role description
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • DBS Check
  • ID Check
  • Interviews

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