Wheels for All Trustee - Help us scale our organisation. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Lead opportunity

Wheels for All Trustee - Help us scale our organisation - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (ED&I)

Overview of the charity

Wheels for All is a national inclusive cycling charity and is focused on the growth and development of inclusive cycling opportunities for all. Our purpose is the promotion of cycling as a means of sustainable transport, health improvement, social engagement and accessibility for all sectors of the community. Our strategic aims are:

• To be the lead for inclusive cycling at a national level
• To establish inclusive cycling opportunities within every region and district
• To support the development and sustainability of the projects of the charity
• To implement a fundraising strategy that supports local, regional and national Wheels for All programmes and other inclusive cycling programmes
• To champion a set of standards that underpin training and development for the sector and a Centre of Excellence programme for Wheels for All

We are currently in an exciting period of growth as we upscale our delivery to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling. We are seeking to recruit to our Board of Trustees to help us deliver our ambitious plans.


The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion role

Help us to champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) through our governance and strategic planning to ensure we are accessible to everyone.

We are recruiting an ED&I specialist to join our dynamic and driven Board of Trustees to strengthen our ED&I awareness, policy and practices across the accessible cycling landscape.

Accessibility is at the very heart of our charitable operation, and we are conscious there is great deal more that can be achieved to ensure our services our truly accessible to everyone who could benefit from them.

We aim to ensure our board is reflective of people from all backgrounds, abilities, identities and lived experiences who can hold the charity to account on its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. With your help, we will embed this approach across charitable operations and the wider cycling landscape.

We are seeking candidates who are experienced and willing to take a hands-on approach to fill this important board position who will work closely with our CEO and Executive Management Team to develop our ED&I Policy, Strategy and Action Plan. You will ensure ED&I is considered at the heart of all relevant decision making at board level and input fresh ideas and opportunities to ensure we truly deliver our strategy and plan on a national and local level.

As the Trustee (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead) you will:
• Receive induction, training and reimbursable expenses
• Have the opportunity to drive the scaling of our charity
• Develop new skills and networks
• Improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities

We anticipate that the role will require attendance at 8 evening Board meetings a year (either in person in Warrington, or via teams meeting) and some additional hours per month on special projects in line with your skills.

The role of a Trustee is not remunerated; however, expenses will be reimbursed. Induction and training will also be provided.

Application Process
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to recruiting@wheelsforall.org.uk, including ‘Trustee’ in the title.

In your covering letter, please include:
• How you meet the requirements of being a trustee
• How you meet the criteria set out in the person specification above
• Your experience with ED&I within organisations
• What your top 3 priorities would be when starting in the role
• What do you feel are the charity sector’s biggest challenges when it
comes to ED&I
• What benefits and impact an effective ED&I strategy has on a charity
A successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Complete a DBS check
  • Make a HMRC fit and proper persons declaration
  • Complete a Charity Commission Declaration of Eligibility form
  • Provide 2 referees prior to appointment.

You don’t need to be a cyclist to apply for this role, but you do need to share our passion to deliver our services and enjoy making a difference to people’s lives.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on Friday, July 5th

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email recruiting@wheelsforall.org.uk, call 01925 575 628 or visit our contact page.

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