We are looking for Trustees who have a passion to take the charity forward, to grow impact, to leave a personal legacy and to feel the sense of personal fulfilment from the time they volunteer. An exciting opportunity to bring your unique self, talents, skills, energy and passion for a cause you care about.
Being a trustee requires more than understanding the role description, and ensuring compliance is essential but not enough.
We have a number of exciting opportunities to bring your skills, talents, energy and experience in making a vital difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people (8-28yrs) with Muscular Dystrophy.
Reach out if you have knowledge and experience of:
Safeguarding – children and vulnerable adults
Fundraising – income generation, corporate partnerships, major donor attraction
Financial – provide support to the charity’s treasurer
Experience in these areas is not essential and we welcome applications from people seeking a more generalist Trustee role.
Our recruitment process is open and inclusive – applicants will know what to expect as the process unfolds.
The charity recognises that recruitment is really only just the beginning of the superhero journey. We will work closely with successful new applicants as part of the charity’s superhero induction process. We recognise how vital listening, hearing, and doing better is. Improvement is an ongoing commitment and one that right now, our newly appointed superhero Chair, Hugh O’Keeffe, is focused on.
Our key criteria are that you have a commitment to the charity’s values and enthusiasm, an understanding and passion for our work, great communication skills and a real desire to make a difference to the lives of our beneficiaries.
You may have close experience of living with muscular dystrophy, other disabilities or life limiting conditions, but this is not essential.
The expected time commitment is approximately 6hrs hours per month, to include taking part in Trustee Power Hours (1hr a month) and Trustee Board meetings (3hrs quarterly) and being involved in occasional ad hoc projects – MHF Trustees ‘own’ a ‘bucket’, in other words, an area of responsibility like ‘Finance’ or ‘Safeguarding’ or ‘HR’ that allows an individual to bring their skills, experience and talents to the charity. Reasonable expenses will be covered.
The role of an MHF Trustee is to provide strategic leadership in line with the organisation’s objectives. Trustees will use their knowledge, skills, passion and experience to ensure that the charity achieves its objectives. – as a Trustee, you will represent the interests of all stakeholders, you will act as an ambassador and support our CEO.
This is a hugely important role that will help ensure that the charity can continue its support for its vulnerable community, namely children and young people (8-28yrs) with muscular dystrophy in the UK.
As an MHF Trustee, this is a great opportunity to bring your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity in reaching its overarching goal to deliver 657 Muscle Dream interventions, that’s one cherished moment-in-time that changes lives and gives hope, that’s one experience for every muscle in the human body – by mid-Feb 2023, the charity will have delivered 462 Muscle Dreams, leaving a further 195 to go.
Our greatest strength as a board and as an charity is in our community’s diversity. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with diverse skills and experiences that reflect the diversity of our beneficiaries. We welcome applications from first time Trustees.
View the full application pack, here. Deadline 09/06/2023 – 18.00.
Apply through CharityJob. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss the role or any ways we may be able to support you through our recruitment process. We look forward to hearing from you.