Trustee

Essex

Dementia Adventure Trust

The charity currently has a board of eight trustees from a range of sectors who work in a voluntary capacity. We are looking for two more to join us at an exciting time for the charity of growth and fresh strategic thinking.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Dementia Adventure thinks differently about Dementia. We look at what people can do, not what they can’t. We believe that, with the right support, everyone with dementia can get outdoors, experience the well-being benefits of nature and enjoy a more active and fulfilled lives.

We offer supported holidays and dementia training for families and friends, and professionals and organisations.

Vision
A more active and fulfilled life for everyone living with dementia.

Mission
Supporting people with dementia to get outdoors and experience the benefits of nature.

Values
POSITIVITY - we look at what is possible, rather than what isn’t. We encourage ‘positive-risk’ taking that enables people with dementia to connect to nature for enjoyment and for their health and wellbeing
CARE - we put the individual first, not the condition. We listen and take time to understand what life is like for others. We will work with you to find solutions tailored to your circumstances
CONNECTION- we enable people to connect to the benefits of nature, themselves and their community. To enjoy passions, dreams and interests, and reduce isolation and loneliness
EMPOWERMENT - we inform, inspire, and equip you to take action that suits your own circumstances. We work with you, supporting you to make the right choices
INCLUSIVITY - we believe support should be available for everyone living with dementia, and those who support them, regardless of gender, race, religion, ability or socio-economic status.

In the role of trustee, you will support the vision and the direction of Dementia Adventure. We will ask you to attend up to six meetings each year to provide strategic oversight and support to the staff. The meetings are digitally accessible. In addition to the meetings, there will be varied engagement with the charity, and an average time commitment for this role is three hours per month.
We will provide:
Induction support and ongoing development and training to fulfil the role
Opportunities to develop new skills
Opportunities to develop services that will improve the lives of people living with dementia
Opportunities to provide additional voluntary support, with specific training, on our holidays
Reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses
Whether you already have board experience or are new to a trustee role we welcome people of all backgrounds and sectors who will bring fresh perspectives and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience. 
The closing date for applications is 18 July 2022, with interviews planned for the week commencing 8 August 2022.  Please apply by sending your CV and a supporting letter telling us why you are a good fit for this role and why you are passionate about our vision. Please send your application by email to [email protected] 
 
Please look at our website www.dementiaadventure.co.uk

Supporting documents

  • 5.-Dementia-Adventure-Trustee-Role-Description-June-2022.docx-1.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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