Doncaster Deaf Trust are seeking committed volunteers from a range of backgrounds to join the Charity as a Governor or Trustee.
Doncaster Deaf Trust can trace its history back to 1829 when Reverend William Carr Fenton set up a school to help young deaf people receive an education to equip them to become self-supporting adults. Throughout the Trust's history, there has been a consistent belief in the importance of deaf and hearing-impaired children and young people receiving a specialist intervention to help them achieve their full potential.
Our vision is:
To be a national leader achieving outstanding outcomes that improves people's lives
Our mission is:
To provide outstanding specialist education, training and care services for people who are deaf or have other communication difficulties and learning disabilities. To continue to develop partnerships and promote collaboration for the benefit of our provision and that of the wider community. We will continually train and develop our workforce to inspire our children and young people to achieve success in order to promote independence and employability.
Governors and Trustees are critical to the success of the Charity. Although they are volunteers, they provide challenge and monitoring. They ask questions and probe the information they have been provided. Governors and Trustees are often seen as the ‘critical friend’ to ensure the senior executive teams are responding to the challenges and key priorities. Being a Governor or Trustee is supportive within a group of other volunteers who work together as a collective voice.