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Dexter in his Wizzybug powered wheelchair in the park with his twin brother

Could you join our Board of Trustees and help people with disabilities to live with greater independence?

About us

Designability is a national charity which designs and provides innovative products which transform the lives of people with disabilities.

We work with adults and children with primarily physical disabilities, creating life changing assistive products and technologies, through every stage from research and engagement, product design, prototyping and manufacturing. Products are available either for sale or through our charitably funded loan schemes.

We want products and technology to be more accessible to everyone. Our team follow the principles of human-centred design which means that everything we develop is done in response to what people tell us they need. Our aim is for people to achieve greater independence and happiness in their lives – goals that benefit all of society.

Who we are looking for

We are at an exciting time in the development of the organisation and are seeking  some more trustees to join us.

We are fortunate to have an active Board of Trustees who have a real enthusiasm for our work and are able to make the necessary time commitment to the role.  Successful candidates will need strategic vision, a strong understanding of the role of charity trustee/directors and independent judgement.

Following the retirement of some long standing members of the board, we are looking to recruit a number of new trustees who can contribute one or more of the following areas of expertise, through their professional level experience:

  • Legal expertise
  • Design and creative industry
  • Charity leadership
  • Manufacturing or engineering
  • Finance or accountancy
  • Commercial or business
  • Health or social care

Previous experience of being a trustee/non-executive director is preferred, but not essential.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV with a letter explaining why you would like to be a trustee of Designability and how your experience meets the specification above, to

We encourage applications from people with personal experience of disability, people of BAME heritage and women, who are currently underrepresented on our board.

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 6 January 2020.
Date of interview: Monday 3 February or Friday 7 February 2020 in Bath.