UK Deaf Sport Trustee Vacancies

Volunteer member of UK Deaf Sport Board of Trustees

UK Deaf Sport is currently inviting people to join its volunteer board of Trustees.

Do you have what it takes to drive UKDS forward? Are you motivated and can inspire deaf athletes to excel in their field? We are looking to balance and strengthen the board at UK Deaf Sport with trustees who have the right skill set and experience.

Please find relevant documents for further information.

1. UK Deaf Sport Trustee Vacancies Advert

2. UK Deaf Sport Trustee Pack Letter

3. UK Deaf Sport Board Member Job Role – 2014

4. UK Deaf Sport Strategic Overview

5. What we are looking for from new Trustees

6. UK Deaf Sport Trustee Application Form

7. UK Deaf Sport Equality Monitoring Form

Please complete an application form and send it to UKDS, c/o Deaf Direct, Vesta Tilley House, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2RS.

Applications welcomed by 21st February 2014

You will be contacted by the chair upon receipt of the application.

We will be running an introductory session with shortlisted people to provide the opportunity to learn more about what we do and decide whether we are the type of organisation that you could work as part of and that our cause is something you want to help achieve.

Any further questions contact Philip Gerrard, Chair on or Stuart Harrison, Vice-Chair on

1. Who are we?

UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) is a national registered charity and the only recognised strategic lead agency for Deaf sport in the United Kingdom, supporting and advocating the needs of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people to participate enjoy and excel in sport. To act as a voice for Deaf and hard of hearing people in the world of sport and leisure, both at home and internationally.

2. What do we do?

Our vision is “more deaf people participating and reaching their full potential in sport”.

Our mission is to “create a world leading system for deaf people to participate and succeed in sport”.

3. Why we need new Trustees?

We are keen to broaden the skills and recruit new people to strengthen the existing board and drive the company forward. This is an exciting time for National Disability Sport Organisations and becoming a trustee with UK Deaf Sport would be an excellent opportunity.

4. What would be expected of a Trustee?

The board of trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, and for its financial health, the probity of its activities, and the development of the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, and the legal and regulatory guidelines.

The trustees shall have expertise area and skill in relation to one or more of the following key areas:

  •  Strategic development
  •  Business development
  •  Fundraising and income generation
  •  Marketing and campaigning
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