We are looking for volunteers to join our board of trustees and complement the skills of our existing board members, especially with skills, knowledge and expertise in the following areas:
- Fundraising, Events and Communications
- Facilities Management
Aligning the skills of our trustees to the needs of the charity has identified the need for these two roles. We need people who can help drive our charity forward towards its vision and ensure we are delivering on our mission. You will need to be able to make a commitment to the Chilterns MS Centre and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.
You will be helping an independent, dynamic charity, which makes a huge difference to the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence and a lifeline to everyone affected locally by MS. Our mission is to empower them to achieve their goals through physical, practical and emotional support, for both themselves and their families, for as long as they need.
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease that causes a range of symptoms including difficulties with walking, balance, impaired vision and bladder problems. Living with MS can be tough. We offer treatments such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, exercise classes and complementary therapies, as well as running social, art and gardening groups. This has a genuine impact on the person and those around them, positively changing the quality of daily life.
I came here thinking it would all be about the medical support – which is brilliant – but actually the social and mental support is almost more important. The combination of the two means I look forward to coming to the Centre every week. Mark
It costs the charity over £1m each year to meet the needs of people like Mark in the local community; our services and support are available free to everyone affected by MS.
What will you be doing?
As a trustee you have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of our charity, shaping its strategic direction, ensuring that it is well run, safeguarding our assets and maintaining oversight of our risks and finances. You will be using your specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.
What difference will you make?
Your expertise will be vital in ensuring we can sustainably deliver our services. You will be pivotal, along with your colleagues on the board, in helping us reach our vision.
What’s in it for you?
You will get the opportunity to work with other professionals at our amazing facility nestled in the Chilterns Hills. What better way to use your skills and experience than becoming part of a local, independent charity where over 550 people with MS rely on us to deliver treatment and therapies that make a real difference to them on a day to day basis.
This opportunity comes at an exciting time in the charity’s almost 35-year history when we are revitalising our strategy and service offering, and exploring additional revenue streams.
- Attend monthly Board meetings (last Thursday of any month 6.00 to 8.00 pm)
- Attend Sub-Committee meetings Quarterly (approx. 2 hours)
- Ad hoc phone calls/emails each month
- AGM once a year
For an informal discussion, please contact Catherine Golds our Vice-Chair on 01296 696133 or send your CV and a covering letter by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chilterns MS Centre is committed to equal opportunities.
Closing Date: Monday 8 November 2019