Trustee election 2024: Call for applicants

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STAMMA's current Trustees: Paul, Deborah, Gillian, Mandy, Alex, Peter, Allison, Ahmad & Dean

Make a difference and apply to join our Board of Trustees. 

It's that time of year again when we invite members to become STAMMA Trustees. Find out all about our 2024 Trustee Election and how to apply below.

Becoming a Trustee lets you give back to a cause you care passionately about while gaining new skills and connections. It's hard work, but fulfilling and exciting. The role of Trustee is a voluntary position, and we welcome applications from any of our members.

Read about our current Trustees.

What does being a Trustee involve?

Our Trustees are volunteers who guide our charity. There's a three-year term and you'll be expected to attend all Board meetings. These take place up to six times a year, usually on a Saturday. They can be in-person at different locations across England, or on Zoom or Teams. You can claim travel expenses.

There are also sub-committees and informal planning and preparatory discussions, usually held online. New Trustees would be expected to attend our Annual General Meeting, which this year will be on Saturday 17th August.

What skills are we looking for?

Below are some key skills gaps on our Trustee Board we'd like to focus on. The list isn't exclusive, so if you believe you've got other skills and/or connections that will be of particular use, we'd love to hear from you.

  • We want to encourage people who stammer to take action to ensure they are treated fairly and equally in everyday situations. To help us shape this, we are looking for a Trustee with expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • We need to increase our income to fund our services. We are seeking a Trustee who can work with the staff team to plan and deliver an ambitious programme of fundraising and other income generation activities.
  • We want to grow our work with businesses to ensure that individuals who stammer can access a positive work environment across sectors. We want to develop partnerships and support organisations to transform the way they work. We'd therefore welcome a Trustee with corporate experience who can help us make new connections and build our networks.
  • We need to support our Youth Panel to grow and work with them to develop services for members aged 16-25. We are looking for a Trustee who can be part of this work and represent our younger members.
  • We want to continue to develop high quality training and offer this to a wide range of partners. We'd therefore welcome a Trustee with expertise in developing and delivering programmes to influence and create change.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation. There is no 'one' person who stammers. Regardless of how you stammer, or your age, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity or disability, we'd love to hear from you. We want to ensure we can best represent the views of people across the UK, and encourage applications from all under-represented groups, including younger people and individuals from the global majority. 

How to apply

If you're interested in applying, please download and read our guide below, which explains the process.

If you've read that and would like to apply, fill out the form below. We'll get back to you with instructions of what to do next. If you have any questions, email or phone 020 8983 1003.

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