As an individual member of the SSIG, you are expected to collaboratively participate and contribute to discussions that the CEO and the senior management team bring to the SSIG. It is also beneficial if individually, and as a group, you can share any suggestions you may have or any contacts that would benefit DSUK. The primary responsibilities of the SSIG members are as follows:
1. To uphold the organisation's values and always act appropriately and in the spirit of DSUK and its membership. Commitment and empathy with DSUK’s objectives, vision, mission, and values.
2. To take part in the meetings and work collaboratively and collectively with other SSIG members. (Meetings are currently held virtually and will be for the foreseeable future. Currently, we are using Zoom).
3. To attend and contribute new ideas to SSIG meetings and broader DSUK discussions.
4. To read and comment on any documentation which is distributed before any meeting
5. To share your experience of skiing and/or snowboarding to inform the continuing development of DSUK.
6. To act as a critical friend of DSUK.
7. To act as an ambassador for DSUK by attending certain, predefined events.
8. To recognise that as a member of the SSIG, you will be privileged to certain confidential information which must not leave the SSIG meeting space.
The SSIG is seeking individuals with experience in the following areas:
· Mono and dual skiing
· Bi skiing
· Stand up skiing (including tethering, 3-track and 4-track)
· Guided skiing/snowboarding (skiers with a sight/visual impairment)
· Supported skiing/ snowboarding (for skiers and snowboarders with a learning disability)
· Skiing/snowboarding with hearing loss
· Snowboarding (seated and standing)
· A person in the capacity of a family member
· A person in the capacity of a support worker or rehabilitation assistant.
The SSIG will be open to all DSUK members and will consist of no fewer than six, and no more than 12 member. Two members of DSUK SMT are co opted onto the SSIG (In addition to the 12 SSIG members). The group shall actively strive to reflect the UK’s disabled population and welcomes all persons regardless of their race, sex/gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.Remuneration, and how to apply for the role
Although this is a voluntary position, reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be reimbursed in line with DSUK’s expenses policy.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of 3 years. SSIG members can serve a maximum of two terms.
Currently, the SSIG members have been working together (with DSUK SMT) since late spring 2020 in a time of coproduction. During this time, the SSIG members have focused on the future procedures, roles and responsibility of the SSIG. After April 2021 the original coproduction members will start their 3 year term along with the new SSIG members.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a personal statement either in video format or as a written statement outlining what you would bring to the SSIG and how you meet the role requirements. Your personal statement should be no longer than one side of A4. A video statement of no more than 2 minutes. Please let us know if you have any adjustments which we can make for you.
Applications should be sent marked private and confidential – SSIG application, to Catherine at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal discussion, please contact Jonny at email@example.comTo apply, please send an up-to-date CV, along with a cover letter that clearly provides an example for how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria set out in the Person Specification.
Please send to Catherine Rose, Head of Finance and HR via firstname.lastname@example.org