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SummaryWe are looking to recruit an additional Trustee with lived experience (through a close family member) of learning disabilities and/or autism.
Discovery supports people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. We are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
Set up as an innovative social enterprise in Somerset, we are a subsidiary of the Dimensions UK Group, one of the largest providers of support to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in England and Wales. We are working hard to develop and improve the support we deliver in Somerset and are looking to strengthen our Governing Board with the recruitment of an additional Trustee with lived experience (through a close family member) of learning disabilities and/or autism.
Person centred support is at the heart of everything we do and we believe strongly that to continue to improve, we need the perspective on our Board of people who understand the challenges and benefits of working with a support provider to deliver ambitious outcomes for the people we support and their families.
We want our Trustees to have diverse backgrounds, thoughts and experiences, so that our Board has a breadth of perspective that will lead to healthy debate and different ideas around the table. If willing to devote the necessary time and effort, we will consider those with no previous Trustee experience, but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of being a Board and committee member.
A person of integrity, you will help us continue to build a positive culture, able to work as part of a team whilst exercising independence of judgement. Above all, you will be able to understand the life experience of the people Discovery supports and the challenges they face; you will also be passionate about improving their rights, choices and inclusion.
To reflect our ambition and commitment to be more representative at Board level, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from people with a disability, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, and people from the LGBTQ+ community.
We are Dimensions Somerset SEV – a new, social enterprise formed from a ground breaking partnership between Dimensions and Somerset County Council, together with customers, family carers and staff.
Discovery supports people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. We are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
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