Chair to the Board of Trustees

Location: 
Principal address - Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG
Salary: 
The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration. Expenses for travel may be claimed.

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Do you share our vision of a digital world where everyone is given equal access to digital information systems?

If so, we are seeking an individual to join our charity as Chair to the Board of Trustees.


AbilityNet is an award-winning charity and our purpose is to improve lives by supporting people to achieve everything they can at work, at home or in education through the use of digital technology.

During 2016 we directly and indirectly helped nearly 157,000 people through AbilityNet's services of advice and information, accessibility consultancy, assessments, training, home support visits and technical support.

IT accessibility is something most of us take for granted - many people with disabilities still do not have access to the skills they need to be inclusive citizens within the digital world. By joining the Board of AbilityNet as Chair, you can help our charity achieve growth and deliver the vision of a digital world where everyone is given equal access to digital information systems.


Find out more and apply

Experience and a proven track record in the use of IT, team leadership, and financial management, with an appreciation of our work and how it positively impacts the lives of others will be highly beneficial if you are interested in this role.

For further information including a role description, person specification, details of the required time commitment, terms of appointment and more please download the 'Candidate Brief' document included below as a Microsoft Word document.

Application is by CV and covering letter. The covering letter should address your personal interest in the role, and how your experience meets the criteria described in the 'Person Specification'.

To apply, please send your CV together with your covering letter to Mairéad Comerford:

Head of Human Resources, AbilityNet, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG

Or email: mairead.comerford@abilitynet.org.uk

For further information and queries:

If you would like to have a conversation about the role please contact Mairéad Comerford on 0118 909 5278.


Employment Status: 
Part-time - a total of circa 24-30 days per year
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 31 December, 2017 - 17:00