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Join our board of trustees

If you’re a SCI member of SIA please consider contacting us to express an interest in this exciting opportunity.

Use your lived experience of spinal cord injury (SCI) to represent the voice of our diverse community, and put your skills and expertise towards strengthening the governance of SIA.

Our work and its impact

Everyone has a right to a fulfilled life and that means the life they choose, a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else. Our work in campaigning, education and support is based on the personal experiences of our members.

As a user-driven organisation, this lived experience is so important to us and is central to our work. We inform and influence decision-makers on matters relating to health and social care policy, in addition to campaigning for disability rights across the spectrum of our community’s needs. By listening to our members and the views of the wider sector, we provide high quality services that are increasingly tailored to the needs of everyone affected by SCI, including family and friends.


What is the role of a trustee?

We share ultimate responsibility for governing SIA and directing how it’s managed and run. We have a legal responsibility to make sure SIA carries out its purpose for the public benefit and that its resources are managed appropriately. We act in the charity’s best interests at all times.

Meet our current trustees

Compliance with our governing document

At least 75% of our board must be people who are SCI. This means that we’re truly led by SCI people, for SCI people. We’re also bound by our governing document (Articles of Association) to have a minimum of five trustees elected to the board by and from within our membership.

This is where you come in

We are recruiting three new Trustees who share our burning ambition that every person with a spinal cord injury gets the chance to lead a fulfilled life.

We have identified the following priority areas to complement our existing strengths:

  • data/digital
  • fundraising
  • clinical professional working in the field of spinal cord injuries

What you need to do

All the relevant information can be found in our recruitment pack below. Please be aware, applications close at midday on Thursday 11 January.

recruitment pack


Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At SIA, we value diversity. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment as we believe diversity fosters a more innovative, creative, and caring culture. We’re striving to create a culture that fully represents all the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity organisation, and all candidates will be considered regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, family or parental status, or disability status. As noted already, for this particular opportunity all candidates must have a SCI for compliance purposes.