Trustees needed for TALK - Posted 16.02.2022


TALK is a small local charity based in Surrey that offers long-term communication and social support for people with aphasia and their families.

We are seeking new Trustees to help lead our charity and make a real difference to people’s lives. The Board currently consists of seven Trustees and we are looking to recruit up to four more. This is an exciting time to be joining TALK as we develop our services post-Covid to ensure we meets the needs of people with aphasia in our local community. You will be joining a friendly, committed and active Board and training will be provided.

You would participate in our regular committee meetings (around 6 per year, approx. 2 hours) alongside the Chair, the Treasurer and the three paid members of staff. These usually take place in person, but virtual attendance is possible. You would also attend the AGM and may be involved in some project work, depending on your interests and skills.

As a Trustee you will be committed to the purpose, objectives and values of the charity and be willing to devote the necessary time and effort to carry out the role effectively and responsibly. You will be prepared to work as part of a team, engage with the detail of policies and financial information, bring your views to the table, offer challenge and support to other Trustees and to the executive team and be committed to always acting fairly and in the best interests of the charity.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with knowledge of the following areas:

· business/ management

· secretarial/ human resources

· IT systems

However, these are not essential – the most important thing we look for is enthusiasm.

We are committed to a diversity of voices in our organisation. We welcome applications from all backgrounds – you do not need to have held a trustee or similar role before. We would also love to hear from you if you are from an under-represented or minority group, or if you have experience of aphasia or other communication disorders in your own personal life.

TALK is committed to safer recruitment and trustees will be expected to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please note that this would be an unpaid role. TALK trustees have not historically claimed out of pocket expenses but this will be considered if requested.


Please fill in the Application form for further information,or to apply.

Mission Statement

At TALK, we support people with aphasia by:
  • Enabling you to practise all aspects of communication
  • Familiarising you with strategies to aid conversation
  • Helping you to rebuild confidence and self esteem
  • Encouraging you to become socially independent
  • Providing you with information, advice and ongoing support
  • Helping you to live positively with aphasia following stroke
  • Working closely with local speech therapists, the Stroke Association and other organisations supporting people with aphasia after stroke