Who we are
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing essential grant support to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year they provided 92,585 grants and services worth over £32 million to families across the UK.
Today, their support is needed more than ever. The impact of the pandemic has increased pressure on families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and is having a lasting negative impact on the financial, mental and emotional wellbeing of parents, carers and their children. It will be a long recovery for many, and that is why their support and their strategy is more important than ever.
Due to a number of trustees reaching the end of their term, Family Fund are looking to recruit two exceptional individuals with knowledge and experience of working with;
- children and young people who have Additional Support for Learning and Additional Support Needs (also known as SEND: special educational needs and disabilities)
- children and adults with a disability
- disabled people.
They are particularly interested in hearing from parents of children and young people who have Additional Support for Learning and Additional Support Needs (also known as SEND), and those working in or across education, health and social care.
They welcome candidates of any gender (women, men or other gender identity) and from any background who have the required skills and experience.
Family Fund would also like to particularly encourage those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, people belonging to minority religions, LGBT people and people with disabilities or long-term conditions to apply, to increase the diversity of the current board and bring fresh perspectives through their lived experience.
For further, comprehensive information about Family Fund, the trustee role requirements and the individuals they are looking for, please download the Candidate Information Pack.
How to Apply
For a confidential discussion about the roles, please contact Melissa Baxter ([email protected] / 07789 985 229). Please include the following with your application:
- a comprehensive CV, including your recent achievements, and the details of two referees;
- a Supporting Statement addressing your motivations for applying;
- we will also ask you to complete an Equal Opportunities monitoring form.
Closing date for applications: Friday 5th March 2021
Preliminary interviews with Trustee Unlimited: Week commencing 15th March 2021
Interviews with Family Fund: Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on either Wednesday 14th or Friday 16th April.