On this page, you can find some information about how the organisation is managed, including our constitution, which explains the rules governing the organisation, our annual report, which describes our activities, and our most recent accounts. We have also included information on how you can become involved with Signpost by joining our management committee.
Signpost has a committee of around 8 to 10 people, a mixture of parents and professionals. The committee are all volunteers and bring a wide range of experience to the organisation.
The main purpose of the committee is to oversee the work of the project and to provide a vision and a direction for the organisation, in line with its objectives, which are to help disabled children and their families to get the information and support they need to make the most of their opportunities and to raise awareness of their needs. On a day-to-day basis, the project managers manage the workload, but committee members are responsible for ensuring that finances are handled appropriately, funds are raised to continue the organisation’s work, and that activities are appropriate to our aims.
Membership of the committee offers access to training, an opportunity to learn new skills and a chance to make new friends. However, no formal experience is required – a genuine interest in our work and willingness to learn are more important than qualifications.
We ask committee members to attend a two-hour meeting once a month – this is the most important commitment, as without committee members’ input, staff are not able to proceed. We also have an Annual General meeting once a year, and usually a Development Day, at which training is offered. There are opportunities to get involved in other ways, such as fundraising and social nights, but we recognise that everyone is busy, so it is entirely up to you whether you offer more of your time – just coming along to meetings is enough!
We are always interested to hear from potential new committee members – if you would like to know more, please contact the office on 01506 431 133.