Who we are
We’re a charity that helps children with complex brain conditions and their families, by developing ground-breaking research and then putting it into meaningful practice. We work with international academics to develop global understanding of a wide range of conditions, and support families to access meaningful and tailored care – all underpinned by the knowledge we’ve built through our research network. Cerebra’s key values are Positivity, Inquisitiveness and Togetherness.
?Families where a child has a brain condition face challenges every day. Just to learn, play, make friends, enjoy and experience the world can feel difficult, even impossible. But Cerebra doesn’t believe there is any challenge that can’t be overcome. Our Vision is that every family that includes a child with a brain condition will have the chance to discover a better life together. Our Mission is to listen to families that include children with brain conditions. It uses what they tell them to inspire the best research and innovation. Then it helps them put the knowledge into practice so they can make this discovery.
To help guide the future direction of Cerebra we are looking to expand and strengthen the range of skills and expertise of our Board of Trustees. We would like new people to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our Board. We want to hear from anyone who has a passion to help our charity move forward and who is ready to be part of our transformation journey.
In particular, we are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate specific knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas:
· Charity fundraising.
· Charity law and governance.
· General legal experience.
· Human Resources.
· Lived experiences such as within equality, diversity and inclusion.
· Marketing, media, PR, communications, audience knowledge.
· Strategic planning.
The position on the Board is voluntary but any out of pocket expenses will be paid. This role is remote with some occasional travel.
Board meetings take place once per quarter, usually in March, June, September and December. Additional time for reviewing papers and building relationships with the senior management team as required should also be factored in. There may also be opportunities to attend special events.
Apply be sending your CV and cover letter summarising your motivation for joining the Board of Trustees and what you would be able to bring to the role to Beverley Hitchcock at [email protected].
We value diversity of experience, background and thought, and want to make sure this process is accessible to everyone. Therefore if you require us to make any adjustments to support you through the application and interview process, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
We actively support and encourage applications from people with lived experience of a disability and people with close ties to disabled children/people and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making sure that disabled trustees have the support they need to be successful in this role.
Please do get in touch – especially if you haven’t been a trustee of a Charity before as any necessary training will be provided.
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