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Join our board of trustees

Do you want to do something that makes a real difference? Come and join a growing, future focused and member driven organisation with a burning ambition that every person with a spinal cord injury gets a chance to lead a fulfilled life.

Join our board of trustees

We are seeking four additional full board members and two associate board members (non-voting).  We are keen to hear from individuals with previous experience of serving on boards (either in an executive or non-executive capacity).

As well as generalist skills we are seeking one full board member who will take on the role of the treasurer.  The candidates applying for roles of full board members (trustee) will ideally need to have lived experience of a spinal cord injury.

Our trustees are a vital part of our work to build a support network for every one of the over 100,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK. Please have a look at our recruitment pack to find out more:


Our work and its impact

We are the expert, guiding voice for tens of thousands of people with spinal cord injury, their loved ones and their supporters across the United Kingdom. 30% of our staff and over 80% of our trustees live with a SCI. Sustaining a SCI is life-changing but it is not life-ending. We believe that with the right advice, advocacy and support, living a fulfilled life after SCI is not only possible, it is a right.

In 2024 SIA marks its 50th year. While we celebrate our achievements over the past half century, we are focused firmly on what lies ahead and on helping remove the barriers which prevent our members living fulfilled lives of their choosing. The need has never been greater. Over 105,000 people live with SCI in the UK and more than 4,400 people are newly injured every year.

Whether it’s emotional support, specialist advice on and help with healthcare needs or securing social care packages, connecting with others in the spinal cord injury community or adding voices to our campaigns for change, we exist to help navigate the path after SCI.

Hear more about our ambitious plans set out in our strategy 2030 video below:


What is the role of a trustee?

Our trustees are a vital part of our work to build a support network for every one of the over 105,000 people living with a spinal cord injury. They are from all walks of life and bring a wealth of passions, knowledge and empathy with them. Together they’re responsible for ensuring we’re governed brilliantly and are delivering for people with spinal cord injuries across the nation.


Board and SLT meeting at SIA house May 24

What you need to do next

All information can be found in the trustees recruitment pack at the top of this page.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Your application should consist of a CV supported by a covering letter outlining your motivations for applying and highlighting how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of our new trustees. Each document should be no more than two pages.

Applications, along with the Equity and diversity monitoring form, should be sent to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 29 July 2024

Equity and diversity monitoring form

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

SIA is committed to ensuring that it is accessible to everyone regardless of race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We would be grateful if you could also complete and return our Equity and diversity monitoring form with your application. The information you provide will help us comply with our commitment to ensuring equality and our aim to improve diversity across our organisation.