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Trustee at Impact Initiatives

Impact Initiatives was founded in 1978, to resolve issues communities were facing at the time. Since then we have grown and developed extensively to ensure we respond to the needs of Sussex communities and individuals today.

Impact’s Central team provide expertise in finance, HR, IT and facilities, health and safety, and business development. This ensures each of our specialist teams can focus on excellence in service delivery and ongoing development of their services. Sharing this expertise ensures more funding goes directly into service delivery and brings financial stability across the organisation.

Our vision is for Sussex people of all ages to reach their potential whilst living healthy & fulfilling lives.

Our mission is to bring people living in Sussex the support they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives through providing the right people at the right time, and through leading collaborative working to create and deliver services.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

We are seeking people who can expand the insights brought to our Board of Trustees through their life experience and understanding of our service users.

We are particularly wanting to recruit people with an interest in:

• Joining our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group
• Helping us drive our IT strategy forward.

We are an innovative, respected and long-standing charity which has flexed and developed alongside changing needs over its forty+ years. We currently work with over 10,000 people across Sussex each year, have 90+ staff and a turnover of just over £3,000,000. https://impact-initiatives.org.uk/about-us/

We live by and deliver all our services within our values of collaboration, integrity, empowerment, effectiveness, creativity and accountability.

• Being a trustee is a great way to support a cause you believe in.
• As a respected and responsible role, it is also a brilliant route to develop new skills, gain more experience and enhance your CV.
• Being a trustee can be immensely rewarding, providing both expected and unexpected opportunities for personal development and new challenges.
• Trustee training will be provided alongside support to attend meetings if required.

Our Trustees hold four formal in person meetings each year with additional meetings as and when needed. Finance, business development and service delivery reports are circulated before meetings so any queries can be answered prior to the meeting where they are discussed.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Impact Initiatives is committed to initial and ongoing training for Trustees to support them with carrying out their duties and fulfilling their responsibilities.

What skills or qualities are needed?

• A commitment to the aims and values of the organisation, and an understanding of some of the issues our service users face.

• An ability to understand and discuss information on the work of the organisation.

• An ability and willingness to discuss ideas and options to help make decisions in the best interests of the organisation and its service users.

• Experience of attending and contributing to meetings is helpful but not essential, enthusiasm and commitment to our work and values are more important.

• Trustees must be aged 18+.

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Date added

21st February 2024


Impact Initiatives


Our quarterly board meetings are usually held at Brighthelm Community Centre, which is easily accessible via public transport, in addition to there being several large car parks nearby (any parking fees incurred by trustees to enable them to attend board meetings can be claimed back as a volunteer expense).

Deadline for applications

20 Aug 2024


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Expenses paid?


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Contact name

Caroline Ridley

Phone number

01273 322940

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