Andover and District Mencap (ADM) is an independent, not for profit, community minded charity supporting and advocating for adults and children with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
Established in 1964 by a group of parents, who thought that the idea of sending their children to residential hospitals was not in the best interests of their children. This group of parents thought their children should live their lives and have the same opportunities as everyone else. Since that time we have been working with our members, their families and carers within the local community enabling children and adults with learning disabilities to live as independent a life as possible.
During our 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to develop a range of bespoke facilities. We have our community focused Wellington Centre, Supported Living Accommodation, Stephens Ark respite centre, domiciliary care and a wide range of community initiatives.
Our aim is to build on this success and develop our services, enabling even more people with learning disabilities to have a voice. Enabling choice and independence to those with a learning disability, is fundamentally, at the heart of our charity. We continually strive to develop as an organisation, ensuring that we raise awareness and change attitudes surrounding learning disabilities within our community for many years to come.
ADM are seeking to appoint new Trustees who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with a proactive Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees are responsible for:
- Overseeing ADM’s long-term strategy to ensure that ADM pursues its objectives
- Ensuring compliance ADM’s governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation
- Ensuring the organisation uses its resources wisely
Successful candidates will have a strong interest in improving the services available for individuals with learning disabilities. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
- A capability to operate at a strategic level
- A willingness to commit the necessary time to undertake the role
- An ability to actively participate in group discussions
The Board is particularly interested in recruiting individuals with experience in the following areas;
- Finance and Accountancy
- Fundraising and Marketing
- Human Resources
- Legal Expertise
- Health and Social Care
- Management and Leadership
Joining the Board of Trustees offers individuals a chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities. These roles are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, references and the completion of an appropriate safeguarding course.
Please contact [email protected] for a trustee pack.