Every Child has the right to Education!
Would your skills and experience help children in NI receive the education they deserve?
Since 2003, SENAC has helped 1000s of children receive a standard of education that would not otherwise have been available to them without our intervention. We have been supporting and advising parents on how to access education support for children with additional needs and disabilities in Northern Ireland, through a range of regional services which include an Advice Line, Advocacy and Appeal services and community workshops.
Our specialist team provide guidance and support to help parents navigate their way through the process of gaining education support. This is often an anxious, confusing time for parents who are already under immense pressure managing additional responsibilities.
Demand for our services is extremely high; we receive referrals from over 100 different organisations, agencies, and professionals, and on average, we support over 1000 families each year at present capacity.
We are now seeking new management committee members to come on board with the team and make a difference to the lives of countless children across Northern Ireland.
One of the most powerful ways to contribute to your community or support a cause you care about, is to become a trustee of a charity. It’s a role which will give back as much as you put in. SENAC is expanding its Board of Management and is looking for new members who will bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the charity.
As a member of the Board, you will play an integral part in the good governance of the charity - not only ensuring that the organisation remains viable and sustainable but ensuring that it follows its mission and continues to work in the interests of children and young people, and their parents.
We would be particularly keen to hear from applicants with skills in finance, HR or administration. However, in general, we aim to expand the skill set of our Board to reflect the diversity and experiences of our beneficiaries.
Background/experience in one or more of the following relevant areas would be desirable:
- Finance, HR, education, law, business
- Health, family support
- Voluntary and community sector
- Statutory SEN system in NI
Previous experience as a Management Committee member or Chair would be advantageous.
If you feel you have skills and experience that would add value to SENAC’s work please get in touch by emailing email@example.com