Stay Up Late (and Gig Buddies)
Stay Up Late is a Brighton based charity with a national reputation for makings happen and practicing what it preaches when it comes to enabling people with learning disabilities to lead great lives.
Our main areas of work are:
- Campaigning nationally to end inflexible support systems that prevent people with learning disabilities from leading the lives they want. We do this through our ‘campaign ambassadors’ – a national network of campaigners with learning disabilities.
- Gig Buddies – our volunteer befriending project which got us recognised by NESTA as one of their ‘New Radicals’ in 2016.
- Gig Buddies in a Box – working with other organisations we are supporting them to replicate our Gig Buddies project in other parts of the UK and in Australia.
We want to have a much more diverse board to support our decision making and strategic planning.
So we would particularly welcome applications from:
- People from different ethnic backgrounds
- Younger people (18+).
We would also welcome applications from:
- Parent carers
- Our volunteers
- People who have worked in social care or at a council.
It’s also important that our trustees have a broad range of experiences and we’d really like applicants who have an experience of things such as:
- Working in corporate and business settings (to support our work in developing our Gig Buddies project as a social franchise)
- Fundraising - applying for grants, to trusts and maybe also wider experience around bequests and community fundraising
- Human resources
- Human rights
- Working in a small charity
- The entertainment world.
Stay Up Late has developed a national reputation for innovative and impactful work.
- You are guaranteed fun and involvement through our social events with beneficiaries and volunteers.
- Support from fellow board members.
- The opportunity to use your specific skills and experience to help shape our young charity.
- Expenses will be covered (travel) but you will need to commit to at least 4 meetings per year.
- These meetings tend to take place on an afternoon at our office in Brighton.
- You would also be expected to attend our Annual General Meeting and occasional other adhoc meetings.
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
2nd Floor, Manor Offices, Emmaus
- Trusteeship and Committee Work
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
- Support on Offer