Headway Bath are recruiting a new board of trustees

Posted in: Local and civic engagement, Staff and Student Community Opportunities

Headway Bath & District brain injury charity is appealing for volunteers to join their new board of trustees and help support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Carla Snell at Headway Bath & District said: “We are entering an exciting new chapter and are now in the novel position of being able to recruit an entire board of trustees!
This is a pivotal moment for the charity; we can’t wait to get started with building our new board and making positive steps forward.

“The role of trustee is a voluntary one and as a member of the board, you will play a vital role in guiding the vision of the charity, whilst seeing the direct impact you have on the lives of those affected by brain injury.

”The charity is keen to hear from people with a background in business, fundraising, commissioning, public relations, marketing, social media, finance, social care, and with clinical experience in the field of brain injury. However, those with other skills that would complement its boards are also encouraged to apply.

“There is often a lot of confusion around what it means to be a trustee.” Carla continued. “Many people think they are not experienced enough, old enough, or skilled enough to take on this role, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Headway Bath welcomes both experienced trustees and people who are interested in becoming one for the first time.”

“We are looking for people with a diverse range of skills and experiences who could really help make a difference to the lives of those with brain injury. We want to bring in committed professionals with lots of passion, enthusiasm, and new ideas.”

“Trustees are in the unique position to really blaze a trail and it’s a very important and creative role.”

Those applying to be trustees should expect to attend either monthly or bi-monthly board meetings, and local networking/promotional events.

Trustees should also expect to occasionally visit the day services to meet clients, staff, and volunteers. Trustees must be aged 18 and over. Trustees will be offered support, training, and networking opportunities through Headway’s national and local networks.

Anyone who would like to apply to become a trustee at Headway Bath should email trustee.recruitment@headway.org.uk to find out more.

You can also email Joshua Hale BEM Head of Community Engagement if you would like to have a chat before approaching the charity.

Posted in: Local and civic engagement, Staff and Student Community Opportunities


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