6 March 2012
Action for M.E. is seeking new Trustees who can help the charity in its mission to transform the world of M.E.
The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for everything the charity does. Trustees determine our mission and vision, engage in strategic planning, formulate policies, ensure adequate financial resources and oversee Action for M.E.’s charitable activities.
There are four Board meetings each year and an Annual General Meeting in the autumn. Those whose health prevents them from attending Board meetings in person can participate by teleconference. Most Trustees are also a member of one of the committees that deal with specific aspects of Board business. Trustees are not paid but reasonable expenses are reimbursed. Action for M.E. has a policy that the majority of the Board has or has had M.E. We also value the perspective of those who are carers.
At present the Board has 14 Trustees including our Chair, Alan Cook. Action for M.E. is now seeking applications from people with M.E., carers and those passionate about transforming the lives of all people with M.E. in the UK for the better. All applications will be carefully considered.
Those with the following skill sets are of particular interest:
- healthcare professional
- NHS management
- welfare benefits administration
- PR and campaigning
- charity sector management.
The Board aims to be as representative as possible of those whom it serves. To this end, applications from severely affected people with M.E. (or their carers), black and ethnic minority groups, women and younger people (18 to 35) would be very welcome.
To apply, please email Sara Brooks a letter of no more than 300 words stating why you wish to become a Trustee together with a short CV (two pages maximum), or write to her at Action for M.E., PO Box 2778, Bristol BS1 9DJ.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20 April.
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