Trustees wanted

Stay Up Late (and Gig Buddies)

Register your Interest

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
  • Women
  • Younger people (18+).

We would also welcome applications from:

  • Parent carers
  • Our volunteers
  • People who have worked in social care or at a council.

Your experience

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. 

  1. You are guaranteed fun and involvement through our social events with beneficiaries and volunteers.
  2. Support from fellow board members.
  3. The opportunity to use your specific skills and experience to help shape our young charity.

Practical Considerations

  1. Expenses will be covered (travel) but you will need to commit to at least 4 meetings per year.
  2. These meetings tend to take place on an afternoon at our office in Brighton.
  3. You would also be expected to attend our Annual General Meeting and occasional other adhoc meetings.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

2nd Floor, Manor Offices, Emmaus
Manor Road
East Sussex
BN41 2PA

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • 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
  • Training