Who we are
Lifeworks Charity Ltd was founded in 1996 by parents, carers and teachers with a passion for supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and their families. Working with the young people and their families, we put their needs and ideas at the heart of what we do - to provide new opportunities and skills that will lead to rewarding and active lives.
Our mission is to enable and empower the learning disabled in a caring, welcoming and engaging environment, for families to benefit from its programmes and to provide skills and experiences for our young people to become more independent, confident and become valued members of the community.
If you have a background in the following areas, we would love to hear from you:
HR – with a background either as an HR specialist or employment lawyer you will undertake a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the HR aspects of the organisation.
Specialist Education – with experience and interest in the specialist education sector you will undertake a lead role for the Board of Trustees on matters associated with the governance of the FE specialist college.
Marketing – with experience in developing marketing strategies to help the charity further build its brand and profile through social media, digital marketing and website platforms.
Communications – with expertise in digital communications and IT, you will help the charity build a digital strategy, the systems/platforms to support this and in exploring and developing future technology services.
It would also be advantageous if you have experience in either the third sector, health & social care, learning disabilities, education or working with children & young people.
We are seeking people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the Board and having reviewed our existing Trustees, we are keen to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Trustees are required to attend 5 meetings a year (during the day and in the evenings) and should expect to spend a small amount of time in addition to this carrying out their duties. Trustees are also invited to become involved in projects and activities that would be of particular interest to them outside of this regular commitment; it's an important role, carrying legal and financial responsibilities which requires time and commitment. We support our Trustees from the beginning with induction and access to appropriate training.