Trustee with specialist HR responsibilities



You will: Support the board with HR policies, procedures and records compliant with employment law, that promote wellbeing of staff/volunteers and fair recruitment; Administer HR-related paperwork, eg employment contracts and financial elements.

Closing date for applications

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 for someone with a background in HR who can support the charity to promote a healthy and lawful working environment for our employees and volunteers.  We want you to demonstrate a commitment to the organisation's values and mission and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to carry out the Trustee role effectively.

The ideal candidate would show strategic vision, good, independent judgement and willingness to speak their mind.   An ability to think creatively and to work effectively as part of a team are also required. 

We also expect you to show:

  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship
  • a commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

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Supporting documents

  • JD-Trustee-TALK-Surrey-CIO-HR-.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Trustees Unlimited believes that diverse boards strengthen society. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.

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