Trustee Board Member required

Member of the Board of Trustees for Sheffield based charity

The IBS Network is the UK’s national charity for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), an illness that affects about 12 million people in the UK. Its mission is to inform, advise and support people with IBS and work alongside health services to facilitate IBS self-management through a range of services which include a comprehensive on-line IBS Self Care programme and personal responses by health care professionals.

The IBS Network is expanding its activities and wishes to recruit a team of locally based Trustees to strengthen its current Board and determine the charity’s strategy for growth. We are looking for people with senior-level leadership skills and an enthusiasm to work alongside patients and health care professionals to make a difference to the lives of people with IBS. We welcome applicants who have worked in the third sector, public services or commercial organisations, preferably at Board level, particularly those with a background in accountancy, human resources and law. Some knowledge of health care and IBS would also be useful.

Trustee meetings are held monthly in Sheffield and you would be expected to attend at least nine meetings per year plus occasional events with key stakeholders. You will serve an initial term of three years and be eligible for re-appointment at this time.

This is a voluntary position, but your expenses will be fully reimbursed.

For more background information, please visit theibsnetwork.org and email sam@theibsnetwork.org for a Recruitment pack. To express an interest in the role please email your CV and covering letter to sam@theibsnetwork.org

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 14 March. It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing Monday 21 March.

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