May 222020
 

Chair and Trustee - Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association

Skills: GENERAL MANAGEMENT | GOVERNANCE | STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
Where: Oxford, OX4 2AU Remote opportunity Travel limit? No
Time: Either in or out of office hours
Estimate of time needed: 0-3 hours / week
There are no fixed hours required. On average probably 2 hours a week would be needed, but this would vary week to week.
Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

About Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association

Causes: CHILDREN / FAMILIES | EDUCATION | LEARNING DISABILITIES / DIFFICULTIES

The objects of our organisation are to help children to overcome the problems of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties

The charity has been running for 50 years and its main activity is running a Saturday School for dyslexic children. The Chair does not need to be a dyslexic specialist, but should, but should have good administrative skills.

What will you be doing?

Trustees are volunteers who have a real desire to help children and adults to overcome the problems of dyslexia. We want to make sure that as many children as possible can benefit from our Saturday School.

The chair person's responsibilities would be:

  • Communicating with Trustees on general matters, and the organisation and leadership of all Trustees' meetings.
  • Communication with Saturday School Co-ordinator and Helpliners.
  • Communication when required to respond to queries and requests from other similar organisations.

What are we looking for?

Ideally, the volunteer will have at least three years' experience in a management position. They will have a strong interest in dyslexia, good organisation skills, and a desire to continue the success of a charity that is 50 years old. Good communication skills will be vital, as there is no physical location for the charity, and it is essential that the Trustees all work as a team under the direction of the Chair Person

What difference will you make?

This is a great opportunity to take the reins of a small but very well established charity, which is financially sound.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to work from home with a hardworking and friendly group of trustees.

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