We are currently recruiting for Trustees.
Deadline: 5pm, 16th August 2022
Our Chair, Angela Newton, is stepping down after many years supporting NSUN. We have three Trustee vacancies available at the moment, and we’d also like to take this opportunity to find a Treasurer – we believe this to be a critical role for the future, but one that we have not filled previously.
This is an incredibly exciting time to join us as a Trustee: NSUN is in a period of consolidating our recent growth, change and development, and this a real opportunity to be part of this journey and help strengthen the organisation from within.
NSUN is a user-led organisation: lived experience is at the heart of our work. We particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented and/or marginalised communities, including people from racialised communities and disabled people. On this occasion, we are also looking for people who have some of the following previous experience:
- Experience of being on Boards or Committees,
- Experience of a senior, leadership, or advisory role in relation to an organisation which is going through a process of change/growth
- Experience of key areas around supporting employed staff
Being a Trustee is a voluntary role. Trustees act as the guardian of the vision, purpose and values of NSUN, acting in its best interests and working constructively with other Board members and staff to:
- Achieve and maintain excellent standards of governance
- Ensure NSUN’s purpose and objectives are achieved
- Ensure that NSUN is managed and controlled appropriately and maintains its financial sustainability
- Demonstrate that NSUN is accountable to its members, funders and stakeholders
- Ensure NSUN works within the requirements of the law, regulation, its funding bodies and best practice standards
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Please note that we do not take on volunteers/unpaid interns as we believe all our staff should be paid.
Equal opportunities and accessibility
NSUN is committed to diversity, inclusion, and providing equal opportunities in employment. Our aim is that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Unequal treatment, prejudice or harassment of an employee or member based on characteristics such as ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, disability, class, and sexual orientation is unacceptable and unwanted in our organisation.
NSUN has a zero-tolerance approach to racism with an aim to be an anti-racist organisation. We are committed to ensuring we have a culture of trust, with safe spaces and systems, where our members, trustees or staff experiencing racism feel confident to come forward and know that they will be listened to.
NSUN is an explicitly trans-inclusive organisation. We aim to co-create a work environment that is welcoming of trans, non-binary and intersex colleagues. We are committed to ongoing training on trans equality for staff, associates, and trustees, and we have recently finalised an internal Transitioning at Work Policy, setting out how NSUN will support staff through transition.
NSUN follows the social model of disability and as such recognises that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference. NSUN will endeavour to, wherever possible, remove these barriers and provide reasonable adjustments to application processes, interviews, and working hours.
Click here to read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
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