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Trustee x 2

Location: National, within reasonable travelling distance to Birmingham as meetings are held on site at our head office in Birmingham. Applications are welcome from West Midlands, Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes and West Yorkshire.

Service: Board of Trustees  

Time commitment: Trustee meetings are held four times a year plus additional time to support the charity throughout the year.

Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or have a dual sensory loss or other disability?

This is a rewarding voluntary role, presenting an excellent opportunity for a new Trustee to join our medium-sized charity that has been operating for over 120 years!

We are based in Birmingham and operate in the West Midlands, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland.

We welcome applications from all individuals, especially those with visual impairment experience. We are committed to having a board with a diverse and varied background and so actively encourage applications from Black, Asian, and other ethnic minorities, who are under-represented on the board.

Overview of the role

As a Trustee at BID Services, you will play a crucial role in guiding and overseeing the strategic direction and governance of the charity. Your primary focus will be on three core areas: Strategy and Objectives, Finance, and Articles of Association. Through your expertise and dedication, you will contribute to our mission of empowering the lives of individuals with sensory loss.

What availability and time commitment is required?

Trustee meetings are held at the Deaf Cultural Centre in Birmingham. Willingness to travel to meetings on-site four times a year and to commit further time to support the charity throughout the year.

What skills and experience do I need?

– Must be able to secure a DBS check.
– A strategic thinker, ideally with experience of planning and executing a strategy.
– Financial acumen and experience overseeing budgets.
– Knowledge of legal and governance principles, particularly related to charities.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
– A commitment to the mission and values of BID Service.
– Able to build strong relationships with co-Trustees and SMT.
– Volunteers without all of the above experience, but the willingness to learn are encouraged to apply as guidance and support will be offered by co-Trustees.


A reasonable expenses package will be negotiated.

Further information

For further information, please download the profile below.

Interested in applying?

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV along with a cover letter explaining their interest in serving as a Trustee at BID Service and highlighting their relevant experience in the areas of Strategy and Objectives, Finance, and Articles of Association.

Please email your application to Kayleigh Wheeler,