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The Brain & Spine Foundation works to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological conditions by providing expert information, support and education. There are 350 different conditions of the brain and spine which affect more than 12 million people in the UK, that’s 1 in 6 of us. Some conditions are relatively well-known such as stroke, head injury and vertigo, and others such as Chiari malformation and subarachnoid haemorrhage are much rarer.
At the Brain & Spine Foundation (BSF) we provide information and support on all these conditions and are there during diagnosis, treatments and in the longer term to answer questions and provide support. We are the only UK charity providing this expert support and information on the full range of neurological conditions.
Our trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic management of the charity as well as acting as ambassadors for the organisation and its beneficiaries.
The trustees acting individually and collectively have an overall stewardship responsibility for the well-being of the Brain & Spine Foundation, providing strategic direction, ensuring that it works effectively towards its mission and strategic goals. Also responsible for harnessing its resources to maximum effect, upholding its core ethos and values and fulfilling a duty of care, in accordance with its governing documents, relevant legislation and regulatory requirements.
We have a number of spaces to fill and are particularly interested in finding trustees with broad fundraising or policy/ campaigning skills which will complement the current makeup of the Board. Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and ideally some knowledge of the health sector, with the ability to develop vision, working with others in strategic decision-making. We are especially interested in people with personal experience of a neurological condition, or supporting someone with a neurological condition.
As well as this professional experience, prospective candidates will need to:
- Have time to dedicate to this role;
- Be willing to speak your mind;
- Have empathy with the charitable objectives of the organisation;
- Have a proactive approach to using your skills and knowledge to drive the charity forward.
The Board meets around 6 times a year in London. Trustees may also be invited to be part of a subcommittee or work on a specific project. Appointments will be for a 3-year term in the first instance. The position is voluntary and unremunerated although reasonable travel expenses can be claimed.
More information including the full role description can be found on our website.
Closing date: Friday 16th June.
The Brain & Spine Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeking to make our board more diverse and inclusive. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community.
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