We are currently calling for new trustees to help shape and assure the future excellence of provision. Lifelong Family Links is a charity supporting children and young people with special needs in the London Borough of Lambeth. Trustees are essential to upholding the organisation charitable aims and institutional integrity. The role is highly valued, but voluntary and with no remuneration, it focuses on strategic aspects of governance and holding leaders to account, rather than the operational detail of the running of the organisation day to day.
• Charity Governance
We are initially seeking for 4 new trustees who are passionate about diversity and excellence in special needs provision and committed to the furtherance of excellent Lifelong Family Links provision.
We are calling for committed people with a passion for special needs, Autism in particular with the following range of skills:
All trustees should embody the Charity Governance Code.
The code then develops seven principles – leadership; integrity; decision making, risk and control; board effectiveness; diversity; openness and accountability; all underpinning organisational purpose. Why these qualities matter should be self-evident. Many of them are also key drivers of trust and confidence, and can help to demonstrate to beneficiaries, funders and donors that a charity is trust-worthy.
We have already have a number of Trustees on the board and would like to encourage interest, conversations and applications as soon as possible to ensure that we have a complete Board and sound strategic leadership. For further information, get in touch with M. Trenton
Who are the Management Committee?
The chair and the majority of the management committee are parents of children with disabilities. They work alongside professionals who have expressed an interest in our service, and volunteer representatives, to ensure that the organisation runs well and meets the overall needs of Lifelong Family Links’ users.
Depending on their ability, some members of the Management committee will have specific jobs - such as officers (the chair, the Treasurer, and the Secretary). Additionally, other committee members will be on subcommittees, representing specific areas of Lifelong Family Links running services.
We expect trustees to share in a commitment to Lifelong Family Links, the work we do, and a willingness to give up a bit of time and energy to make sure the organisation runs well.
Management Committee meetings are held five to six times a year, but due to the confidential nature of some conversations at meetings some meetings may be only open to elected committee members.
The committee is appointed every year by election at the Annual General Meeting at Lambeth Family Link. If you are interested in joining the committee please write to Lifelong Family Links at the address below.
To contact any of the members of the management committee please write to the following address:
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Lifelong Family Links
1 Barstow Crescent
Contacting a member of the Management Committee
Click Here for the Trustee Role Description
We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to young people with disabilities, support to families and adults that need special companion.
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