Trustee recruitment

 Thank you for your interest in becoming a trustee of the National Deaf Children’s Society and Deaf Child Worldwide.

Our trustees provide leadership and are responsible for setting our strategy and future direction, and making sure that the charity is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up.

You can find out more about the trustees’ and the Trustee Board’s responsibilities on the page about our Board structure and responsibilities

There are no current vacancies but we will be recruiting over the summer

Please do not apply unless we have a current vacancy. If there are no trustee vacancies you may wish to consider volunteering with us in another capacity. Please see our volunteer pages for further information. If you wish to be kept informed of future trustee vacancies please email

Before applying

To find out more about a current vacancy, with no obligation to proceed if you decide this is not for you, we can arrange for you to speak informally to one of our trustees by telephone/ skype (normally in the evening). Alternatively, you may wish to speak to our chief executive or to the deputy director of governance and planning (during office hours). We can also arrange for you to visit one of our offices to find out more about our work. If you would like to do any of these please email our governance and planning administrator,


Applications and interviews

Recruitment and nomination is by written application, followed by an interview with the Chair, Vice-Chair, independent governance expert and CEO. Interviews will be held at our head office in London. It may be possible to conduct interviews by Skype for applicants who are unable to visit the office.


For member trustees, appointment is conditional on election by the membership at the next AGM.

How to Apply

Please read through the information in the section Board structure and responsibilities before completing the application form. Your application should be emailed as an attachment (Microsoft Word or pdf) along with your current CV and a completed Declaration of Interests and eligibility <doc link> form to:

Alternatively, you can print your application form, CV and Declaration of Interests form and post them to the address below. If you complete the form on paper please use black ink as it will be photocopied.

Governance and Planning Administrator

The National Deaf Children’s Society

Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street



T: 020 7014 1168


 Our Trustees are not paid, but we will pay expenses for the costs of attending Trustee Board meetings and events, and will, by prior agreement, reimburse the reasonable costs of child and dependent care. All expense claims must be supported by receipts or other evidence.