"As a trustee I get the opportunity to contribute to the work of the organisation beyond the ‘researcher’ role. I have a background in LGBTQ activism and a broad interest in LGBTQ youth culture, politics and community work."
Our trustees are crucial to Allsorts. They are the most wonderfully diverse and passionate people imaginable and include two young people who use the service. Our meetings are lively and fun and we get in to all kinds of debates about important matters facing LGBTU children and young people.
Our trustees hold an overview of all our work and scrutinise our activities. They help those of us running the project in the day to day to step back and look at our work from a more strategic point of view. They reflect on where are we going, how are we doing, what will help us to thrive in the future.
They ensure we comply with the law and use our precious funding wisely. It is they who are responsible for making sure we’re doing what it was set up to do and doing it in a way that is the best it could possibly be. As the Charity Commission says, being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives and makes both a difference to our local LGBTU community or Brighton and Hove as a whole.
Trustees often learn new skills and get to meet incredible young people who lead us on our way as a project. If you are interested, we will ask you to come and meet our Director, observe a meeting (to see if it is for you!), and if you do like what you see, we ask you to fill out an application form, attend an interview and come on board!
If you need any further information, please email our Strategic Director, Jess WoodEMAIL JESSAPPLICATION FORMROLE & PERSON SPECIFICATION
"After seeing how much they did for my son over the years, I wanted to offer my support by becoming a trustee; I am also a member of the Fundraising Sub Committee."
"As Deputy Chair, I’m responsible for helping to develop the strategic vision of the organisation. I’m able to bring my experience of both volunteering and working for Allsorts to the role"
"I offer commitment and skills in a range of ways including: reflective supervision, making sure our policies and procedures are up-to-date & helping to formulate strategic reviews"