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Fundraising & Marketing Trustees

South Wilts Mencap supports people with learning disabilities. Celebrating our 60th anniversary, we are looking for a trustee with a background in marketing and/or fundraising to help raise our profile and raise funds.

All trustees will make a real difference to the lives of our members as well as gain new skills for their professional development.  It would be preferred if applicants work and/or live in Salisbury or the surrounding area.

Whilst we ensure that the Board remains refreshed through time limited directorships, we cherish the longevity of support from many volunteers over the years and celebrate our rich history as a local charity.

We are currently looking for trustees specifically with the following attributes:

  • Knowledge/expertise of communications or marketing; and
  • Experience of running successful fundraising campaigns.

We are also looking for any combination of the following skills or attributes from the applicant:

  • An excellent understanding of the different operational contexts of the public, voluntary and private sectors;
  • Knowledge of Salisbury and the surrounding villages;
  • An empathy towards people with learning disabilities;
  • A strong commitment to organisational development and improvement;
  • Excellent communication skills, political awareness and an affinity with the vision of SWM;
  • Knowledge or understanding of Information Technology and/or business systems;
  • Knowledge/expertise of our local health service, social care or Local Government;
  • Knowledge/expertise of the law; in general, or with an expertise of charity or disability law; and
  • Previous non-executive experience, with the strategic skills and commercial acumen necessary to ensure excellent governance and Board performance.

We are also very keen to hear from younger people looking for trustee experience or from anyone with a family member who has a learning disability. In addition, there is an expectation that any trustee will be IT literate and will be able to commit to a minimum of 12 meetings per year, plus an Annual General Meeting. All trustees, including the chair, are appointed for a term of four years with an option for reelection for a further term of four years.  

The Board meets in central Salisbury monthly, in the evening. It is expected that trustees communicate via email in between meetings and arrange sub-group meetings as and when required to complete agreed tasks. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per month for emails, phone calls and ad-hoc meetings.

Email our secretary, Emma Harper, for an application form.


Pluss Employment Services in Salisbury

Pluss provides Work Choice throughout Wiltshire as a subcontractor to Working Links. Work Choice is designed to support jobseekers with disabilities and long-term health conditions who face significant barriers when it comes to looking for and keeping work. It helps people who wish to work at least 16 hours a week.

Referrals to Work Choice are made by

  • Disability Employment Advisers at your local Job Centre Plus
  • A range of Specialist Referral Organations (SROs). Please contact the Salisbury office for details of SRO organisations in your local area.

Pluss also deliver employability workshops on behalf of Wiltshire County Council through the ‘Steps2Strides’ programme. This is a DWP Future Support Fund contract for people who are considered furthest from the labour market.

Office: Cross Keys House, Suite 5, 2nd Floor, 22 Queen Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1EG
Telephone: 07407 733804

Work Choice is the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) specialist disabilty
employment programme.Work Choice is designed to support jobseekers with disabilities and long-term health conditions who face
significant barriers when it comes to looking for and keeping work.It is a flexible programme that is individually tailored to each individuals needs. It will help individuals to
reach their full potential so they can move into independent, unsupported employment.

Work Choice is part-financed by the European Social Fund for customers referred to the programme prior to 25th April 2017.

Visit their website for more information.