REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.
Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.
The charity currently employs 23 members of staff and we are also supported by a growing team of volunteers.
You can find out more at our website: reachautism.org.uk
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees and to help us shape the future of our charity. It does not matter if you have never been a Board member before - we’re more interested in the skills, enthusiasm and perspective you can bring to the role. In return we can offer the opportunity to help drive future strategy and the ability to have a direct impact on how our services are delivered across the region. Our current Trustees have a broad range of skills including Teaching, Fundraising, Banking, Administration and Management expertise. The Board will expect to hold 9 meetings each year. Other commitments can include attending the AGM and joining sub-committees, as needed, in order to ensure the strategic direction and governance of our charity.
A knowledge, and or experience, of Autism and the challenges that many families face when living with a child with additional support needs would also be beneficial but is not essential. We are looking for people who are keen to help us move the charity forward and help us support our families.
Please send your current CV together with a covering letter to Kim Jones, Chair of Board of Trustees at REACH Lanarkshire Autism. These should be sent, via email, no later than 12 noon on Friday, 31st January 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions regarding the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch.