As an organisation, we feel that we are in exciting times where there is an increased interest in the wider community in the discourse around CODAs, our identities and our place in both the Deaf and hearing worlds. As well as continuing to organise and run events for CODAs, we also want to expand our engagement with the wider Deaf and hearing communities, organisations and individuals. So that we can grow the organisation and focus on being at the heart of the narratives around what it means to be CODA, and give a platform for expression for all CODAs individual and unique lived experiences within the wider framework.
This is why we are seeking to recruit new volunteers to join our organisation. Our teamwork voluntarily to run CODA UK and Ireland and we would like to invite you to join us! We are looking for highly motivated and personable individuals who are passionate about our organisation, it’s ethos and aims. People who have the time and energy to commit to supporting the organisation in being able to move forwards and expand.
As the CODA experience varies with each individual according to their own unique personal and familial circumstances, we feel that there are many ways to be CODA. It is important to cherish and celebrate this diversity under the broader banner of what it means to be a CODA. We are driven to focus on being able to create an environment within which CODAs can come together to explore their unique individual lived experiences and create a platform for personal expression.
Part of our current aim is to be able to represent the diversity of CODAs experiences through participation and have a team that is able to embody the diversity within the wider community. In line with this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from CODAs from diverse backgrounds.
We are looking for individuals who are interested and/or have experience in the following areas:
Board of Director Members
The Board of Directors meet face to face twice a year (dependent on coronavirus & lockdown restrictions) and have monthly video conference board meeting as well as regular contact via WhatsApp. We ask that candidates are able to commit the equivalent of one day a month to the organisation.
To take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of the organisation.
With other Directors, to ensure that the policies and practices of the organisation are in keeping with its aims.
With other Directors, to ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and financial requirements of a Community Interest Company and strives to achieve best practice.
Applications are welcome from all. We are in need of individuals who have experience in the following areas:
Engagement/Outreach Over 18’s
Funding Bid Applications
We will support Directors in their role by providing induction and training if necessary. As a Director, you would be required to be a member of CODA UK and Ireland, abide by all relevant Codes of Conduct, have a clear enhanced DBS and be able to provide references.