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Help create a better tomorrow for everyone affected by spinal cord injury

We’re recruiting for new trustees who share our burning ambition that every person affected by spinal cord injury (SCI) should lead a fulfilled life

Our aim is to build a network of experts and partners to support the 50,000 people in the UK living with a SCI, as well as the hundreds of thousands of people who are their families, friends and loved ones. It’s both ambitious and innovative, but no less than what is needed.

What does being a trustee mean?

Our trustees are passionate about helping people affected by SCI to lead the best life they can. Using their lived experience, they ensure that SIA are a truly “user-led” charity, helping to serve the needs of every SCI person. Through good governance, trustees ensure we are a well-run and responsible organisation.

Becoming a trustee for SIA has been one of the most rewarding roles I’ve taken on. It has enabled me to use my knowledge, skills and my lived experience to support the organisation to continue serving people with spinal cord injury

Faisal Hussain, SIA trustee

We are seeking applicants who share our enthusiasm and determination for a better life for every SCI person. We encourage applications from within the spinal cord injured community (particularly individuals with a high-level injury or conditions such as transverse myelitis and cauda equina syndrome), people of colour and people who identify as female.

Besides giving back, for me it’s been part of making sense of SCI and finding fulfilment. After my injury, becoming a Trustee for SIA gave me purpose

Claire Martin, current chair of our trustees

What skills do I need

You’ll have good judgement, personal integrity and ideally skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Not-for-Profit strategic finance experience
  • Charity finance accounting/SORP and reports
  • Investment & business development



  • Major donor engagement
  • Strong & aligned network



  • Public campaigning
  • Parliamentary lobbying
  • Promoting disability rights and access
  • Policy-led, including experience of NHS / health & care sector



  • Digital & social
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Membership engagement

We would love to hear from you

For more information about the role and how to apply download the candidate pack below.


If you decide to apply we also request that you complete an Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Equality and diversity monitoring form

We look forward to hearing from you.