Exciting Board opportunities with Malvern Special Families

Location
Malvern, Worcestershire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
21 Nov 2018
Closes
21 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Set up in the 1980s by a group of parents whose children had special needs, Malvern Special Families (MSF) is a small but highly regarded charity helping to improve the lives of children and young people with disabilities along with their families.  They do this through delivering excellent clubs and play schemes, enabling children to socialise and to develop confidence and new skills through play-based activities and by raising awareness about special needs in the community.  They also provide a vital support and break to carers and families. 

We make a huge positive difference to the lives of the children and young people that use our services and to their families. We often hear from MSF families that our service provides a lifeline to them.

MSF are now looking for a new Chair, Trustee and Treasurer to join the board of trustees. The new Chair will be required to lead the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. The Treasurer will lead on the financial responsibilities for MSF and the trustee will support both of these along with working with the existing board to guide and develop this forward thinking organisation.

Ideally the all three would have governance experience and/or strong business acumen.  Most importantly they will have an understanding of good charity governance and be interested in the work of MSF. They will also need to be able to inspire and motivate whilst showing sensitivity.  They will need to understand the changing environment of the sector and identify opportunities for MSF to develop.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a charity whose work is inspirational and to contribute to the valuable support that they give to this important group of young people.  

The board has bi-monthly evening meetings.  There will be some additional preparation for meetings and representation of the organisation externally plus support for the CEO.

Candidates will need to have or be willing to undertake a DBS check and child protection training.

Application is by CV and supporting letter.  Please download the job description for further information.  If you wish to apply or would like to discuss further please contact Bernice Rook by email at bernice@ep-uk.org.

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