Trustee of TALK Surrey CIO



As a general trustee you will use your experience and expertise to support the Board in reaching sound decisions. You will act in the best interests of the charity and manage the charity’s resources responsibly.

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Who we are

Established in Guildford in 1997, TALK Surrey CIO supports people with aphasia by enabling them to practise all aspects of communication in a friendly and inclusive environment. Aphasia is a language and communication disability resulting from brain injury (primarily stroke). It can affect a person's ability to understand, speak, read and write. Aphasia affects each person differently. It has a sudden and profound effect on a person’s life, making many everyday tasks difficult. Aphasia impacts on confidence, personal relationships, employment and social life. It can lead to frustration, isolation and depression.

In our five groups across NW Surrey, group members work closely with volunteers in a supportive environment enabling them to rebuild confidence and increase participation and independence within the community. The charity operates with a small number of part-time employees, a network of volunteers and is led by a dedicated Board of Trustees.

We are looking to recruit new Trustees to our board who can bring a range of experience and skills.  We welcome applicants from any background, but are looking to increase the diversity of our board, so applications from people from a BAME background or with a disability are particularly welcome. 

Ideally you would show the following qualities:


·        A commitment to the organisation's values and mission (see

·        A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

·        Strategic vision

·        Good, independent judgement

·        An ability to think creatively

·        A willingness to speak their mind

·        An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship

·        An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

·        A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

 A background in IT would be desirable, but not essential


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Supporting documents

  • JD-Trustee-TALK-Surrey-CIO-general-.docx - Download
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Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

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