Volunteer Trustee Roles

Headway Sussex

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Headway Sussex is a charity that supports people living with an acquired brain injury and their family carers. Established for 32 years we operate from community centres out of Brighton, Bognor, Worthing, Eastbourne and Newick and we are looking to grow to reach new town communities and help more people in West Sussex.

We would like to hear from people who are dynamic and can inject new ideas, particularly from women and others in LGBTQ and minority ethnic communities.

As well as being a member of the main Board, Trustees are also asked to be a member of a separate Governing Committee - currently these committees cover the following areas of our governance:-

  •  Finance
  •  Standards and Compliance
  •  Fundraising and Marketing Committee
  •  Lottery (Grant)
  •  Newick Site Committee.


Maintaining a Trustee Board with a balance of experience from relevant areas of business, HR, strategy and development, IT, finance, marketing, fundraising, health and social care and business, finance and risk is important. It is also critical that the Board reflects the geography and diversity of East and West Sussex so there is good understanding of both county areas. Headway is therefore actively looking for new Trustees and other representatives from West Sussex to get involved.


The role is accountable and responsible, sometimes challenging but also enjoyable and worthwhile with the reward of mutual benefit and interest. Trustees are involved in decision-making which has direct impact on people living with brain injury and their family carers who use our services.

Practical Considerations

The number of hours of voluntary time given to the charity depends on individual Trustee availability and extent of personal involvement in a specific area of interest. There is plenty of opportunity to get involved as personal time and interest allows. Trustees may claim legitimate expenses but there is no paid remuneration. Most meetings take place on zoom with the occasional meeting at our centre in Newick.

There is ample parking at the centre in Newick and a bus stop nearby.

When do I need to be available?

Details The Board meets quarterly in the evenings with attendance at a committee meeting in between main board meetings. These committee meeting take place once a month during the day online.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • 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
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training