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by Options for Life

Options for Life is a dynamic not-for-profit charity dedicated to empowering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to boost their confidence, develop valuable skills, and live independently, enjoying the same rights, opportunities and choice as everyone else.

We want to support more people with profound or multiple learning disabilities, and develop new services to provide supported employment opportunities. But to do this we need professionals who can guide and develop the charity’s strategy as Trustees. Many of our current Trustees will complete their terms this year. We particularly value financial and public administration skills and people with lived experience of disability. We believe in the strength of a varied board and welcome applicants from all walks of life, regardless of their previous Trustee experience.

Our Trustees are central to our success, and we need Trustees who share our desire to overcome years of prejudice. The financial situation is challenging, but the rewards are enormous.
Pre-agreed expenses such as travel costs will be reimbursed.

Organisation description

Options for Life is a Sandwell-based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and/or autism by providing various services, including outreach provision, community hub-based activities, and drop-in sessions. We support increasing self-confidence and developing communication and social skills, leading to independence.


Oak Green Lodge
Oak Green Way
B68 8LR Oldbury


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

A trustee for this organisation must possess strong governance and compliance skills, ensuring adherence to governing documents and organisational objectives. They should excel in strategic contribution, financial stability, and administrative efficiency while safeguarding the organisation's values and reputation. Effective relationship management with stakeholders, acting as an ambassador, and conflict resolution are essential. Additionally, the role demands impartial decision-making, fostering trustee relationships, and ensuring accountability. Maintaining transparent communication and supportive relationships with the executive team, and utilising specific skills and knowledge to enhance board decisions are crucial for success in this role.

Experience gained

As a volunteer trustee for this organisation, you would gain valuable skills in governance, strategic planning, financial oversight, and resource management. You would develop expertise in stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution, and team collaboration, as well as decision-making and administrative efficiency. Additionally, you would enhance your communication and leadership abilities, including supporting executive appraisals and fostering new relationships. These skills are highly transferable and beneficial for both personal and professional development.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Evenings
  • Weekends


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity
  • To be a trustee or help on a committee

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