2022/23 is a pivotal time in the Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) charity’s development, having just celebrated its 18th Anniversary year in 2021. We’re seeking three (3) new Trustees to join our Board. Deadline for applications: 29 August 2022.
MHF is a small multi-award winning, family-centred charity, now delivering virtual experiences in the UK as a direct consequence of COVID-19. These interventions are called Muscle Dreams and they are designed for children & young people (8-28yrs) with the muscle wasting disease, Muscular Dystrophy (MD).
MHF’s growing impact is being felt by beneficiaries and their families across the UK – from improved confidence, greater self-esteem, and an increased sense of hopefulness to a powerful shared identity that connects families, giving a platform to share knowledge, memories and establish lasting friendships.
Three 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.
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ROLE 1: People/HR/Governance/Policy Management
ROLE 2: Fundraising – income generation, corporate partnerships, major donor attraction
ROLE 3: Digital Marketing
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.
Being an impactful trustee requires more than understanding the role description; and in today’s new world, ensuring compliance is essential but not enough.
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 beneficiary community.
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 10hrs hours per month, to include taking part in Trustee Power Hours (generally once a month) and Trustee Board meetings (once every three months) and being involved in occasional projects – MHF Trustees ‘own’ a ‘bucket’, in other words, an area of responsibility like ‘HR’ or ‘Finance’ or ‘Safeguarding’ 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 and act as an ambassador.
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 an amazing 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.
You will act as an advocate in promoting and championing MHF’s work across your network wherever possible, so others can learn about our work and impact, with a view to supporting the charity in some way. Of course, if you have transferable skills which you feel would be beneficial to the success of our small family-centred charity, we would also love to hear from you.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these Trustee opportunities or maybe you wish to have an informal conversation first before applying for any of the aforementioned roles, that’s absolutely fine.
Should you wish to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org making sure you put < Trustee Application > in the email subject line. Please write a short cover letter in the main email (1-2 paragraphs), attach your CV and answer the following questions:
Q: Why you are interested in being a charity Trustee?
Q: Tell us what difference you believe you may be able to make?
Q: How do your skills and experience could benefit the charity?
Q: Do you have any direct or indirect experience of disability?
The more information you can give the better in outlining your skills, talents and abilities. All applications will be acknowledged within 48hrs.
The charity welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and we will also welcome those who perhaps do not have experience of trusteeship to consider applying.
Thank you for showing an interest in being a Trustee.
We look forward to hearing from you.