Incredible Kids is a charity providing inclusive play and support sessions to children and young people with disabilities or additional needs, and their families in and around the Bristol area. We have over 6000 visits per year from families. Incredible Kids aims to help families have fun, become more resilient and less isolated. We are currently seeking four new trustees to strengthen our current board and take us forward towards our plan to have a permanent dedicated space open 6 days a week. To complement the skills we already have on the board we are seeking individuals with experience, skills, and expertise in safeguarding, law, business, marketing, corporate governance, strategic planning or financial management at a senior level. However, in addition, individuals will need a personal commitment and empathy with our vision and values and a willingness to work with other trustees, and senior team to act as ambassadors and build partnerships and networks to further our collaboration with a wide range of partners and raise funds to deliver our programme of work.
The charity is a response to a gap in support services for families with disabled children to spend quality time together. It aims to reduce the social isolation and loneliness that so often features in the lives of those affected by disability and additional needs. It aims to increase wellbeing and a sense of belonging for the families that visit the charity whilst increasing skills and knowledge of parent carers, young people with additional needs and their siblings.
There are at least 4,500 children and young people in Bristol with a level of special educational needs and 5728 in South Gloucestershire alone. Incredible Kids attracts families from at least 7 local authorities surrounding Bristol City, so the need is great.
The charity is motivated by Christian compassion
Applications can be made on our website https://incrediblekids.org.uk/volunteers/trustees/ The trustees will be shortlisting applications and undertaking interviews together. If you are successful we will be in touch to find a date to meet with you. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal conversation please contact Jennie Prewett on 07766252320 or email email@example.com