A small organisation that regularly punches above its weight, Action for M.E. is leading, with others, a growing community working to create real change on the scale so urgently needed at a local, national and international level. Our 2016 – 2021 strategy sets out how we meet need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future.
Are you an experienced fundraiser with significant experience of increasing income and management capability? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Raising money to fund our critical support services, influencing and research work is challenging due to the lack of understanding about M.E., a chronic, disabling illness that affects 250,000 people in the UK alone. We are looking for a dynamic, charismatic leader to manage our small fundraising team and take an active role in bringing income in. You will need to be a great communicator, creative and have strong project management skills to help us raise more than £1.3 million per year. Based in our Keynsham office, you will work closely with other colleagues to ensure an integrated approach to generating income across all our work.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 4 June.
Volunteering can be hugely rewarding and as the hours are often more flexible, it could help you get back into work. As former volunteer Jane told us before she found paid employment: "Thank you so much for being so supportive and giving me the chance to get my confidence back again."
Become an Action for M.E. Trustee
Action for M.E. tackles the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by people with the chronic, neurological illness, M.E. We're looking for volunteers to become Trustees, to shape the work we undertake to do this, now and in the future.
As a charity for people with M.E. led by people with M.E., Action for M.E.'s constitution requires that at least half of our Trustees have, or have had, M.E. This means that we currently have a vacancy. Our Board of Trustees holds ultimate accountability for everything the charity does; they 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 in person can participate by teleconference or Skype on occasion. Most Trustees are also a member of one of the committees that deal with specific aspects of Board business. At present the Board has 12 Trustees, including our Chair. We are particularly keen to hear from people with M.E. who have skills and experience relating to healthcare, NHS management, welfare benefits administration, PR and campaigning and/or charity sector management. All applications will be carefully considered.
Please download an application pack for more information, and details of how to apply.
The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 25 May 2018.
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