Trustee (Fundraising, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement)

Would you like to support an organisation committed to providing support for children and adults with multiples disabilities, their families and their carers?

Have you previously held a senior role in marketing, engagement and fundraising? 

If so, this rewarding role could be for you!

Parity’s Mission is “excellence in services and support for children and adults with multiple disabilities, their families and their carers”.  Our aim is to ensure that the needs of as many students and their families as is possible, are recognised and met. The need for our services is increasing, as evidenced by the current waiting list.  Parity intends to embark on the next phase of addressing those needs. This will involve raising awareness, influencing decision-makers and securing additional premises from which we can deliver our services.

Raising funds to support this strategy will be particularly challenging given the current (and forecast) economic conditions.  Additionally, unrestricted funds are becoming of ever-increasing importance to our ability to deliver our aims.

The Board of Trustees therefore believe it would benefit from the addition of an individual with recent and relevant experience of fundraising / marketing / stakeholder engagement.  This would enable the Board to support both the evolution and success of our fundraising function and our strategic objectives.

General Responsibilities of Trustees

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are).
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.
  • To appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have, to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise



  • A person capable of a birds-eye, strategic view, rather than someone with solely hands-on fundraising experience.
  • Will contribute to the development of a strong overall business strategy for Parity, with long-term goals and planned steps for pursuing our charitable purpose and achieving our vision.
  • Will work with senior management and the fundraising team to update the fundraising and engagement strategy. A person who will use their wider knowledge, background and experience to help address issues and improve effectiveness.

Skills and Qualities

  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Ideally with a wide range of contacts/networks
  • Able to apply knowledge to specific charity context
  • Can collaborate, inspire and motivate others

Previous Experience

  • Worked in a senior role in marketing/engagement/fundraising preferably within the voluntary sector
  • Has an understanding of diverse income streams/engagement platforms


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Time commitment: Approximately four hours every other month to prepare for, attend and provide input at Bi-monthly Board of Trustees meetings. In addition, advice and counsel as you can afford alongside other commitments. Initially there is likely to be a need for more support than is ordinary to bring your expertise and experience to the team, enabling our already established fundraising efforts.


92-94 Whetstone Road
GU14 9SX

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