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Vice Chair Vacancy


The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), one of the leading and most dynamic charities working with Deaf people in the UK is about to embark on an exciting period of change and development over the next few years.

You should have relevant skills and experience, a positive attitude, a desire to make a real difference to Deaf people’s lives and an ability to contribute positively to discussion and debate. You will also need to be eligible to be a company director.

We aim to have a wide range of skills and representation among our Board of Trustees. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and experience, but feel we are currently under-represented by women and by the BME community.

As Vice Chair you will act for the Chair when they are not available and undertake assignments at the request of the Chair.

The Chair, Vice Chair and Honorary Treasurer form a core group of Honorary Officers who lead on tasks between Trustees’ meetings.

This role is unpaid although out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Trustees will be expected to attend four Board meetings per year, along with further training days, strategy meetings and committee meetings as necessary. Additional time to support the activities of the organisation through expert guidance and/or participation in events and activities will be encouraged

To see the role description for our Vice Chair, please see below.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to:

Deadline: Monday 24th June 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th July 2019

RAD is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

RAD positively encourages applications from Deaf people and will support Deaf people to meet the person specification through Access to Work contracts.

RAD is an equal opportunities employer. Please view our Equal  Opportunities Policy and our Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

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