Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association

We are seeking some new trustees to help steer us through a period of development and growth as we revisit our mission, vision and strategy.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, known as IA, is the national support group throughout the UK and Ireland supporting people living with an ileostomy or internal pouch, their families, friends and carers.

Employer - UK (Small)Charity location – Nationwide (Head office in Essex)Salary - Unpaid volunteer role (reasonable expenses will be reimbursed for board related work)Closing date - 31 January 2022Commitment - 5 Board of Trustees meetings per year (preparation, attendance and follow-up work), plus further potential involvement at committee levelDuration – 3 year term of officeJob level - Board / TrusteeEducation level - Not specifiedWork location - Hybrid model (Video conferencing and occasional meetings in London)

IA has been supporting people since 1956, and following incorporation in 2018 our board is now leading the charity through an exciting period of further change as we revisit our mission, vision and strategy to determine our future direction and ensure sustainability.

We are now seeking some new trustees to help steer us through this period of development and growth.You will be passionate about what we do and committed to using your experience and expertise to contribute to the strategic development and good governance of IA. We will particularly welcome applications from people with a background in the following fields:

·        Charity, company, employment and/or intellectual property law

·        Financial management

·        Charity fundraising and grant applications

·        PR/Marketing


In return, we’ll provide a wealth of experience and training opportunities to enhance your CV and the satisfaction of making a valued contribution to the future success of a much-needed national charity.

How to apply

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact us by email: [email protected]

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (up to 2 pages) that includes:

  • A detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the criteria in the attached job description and person specification
  • Full contact details

Applications must be submitted via email ([email protected]) by 31 January 2022. Virtual interviews will be held at a mutually agreed time during the period 1 February to 14 February 2022.

IA is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where staff, volunteers and associated personnel feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

Supporting documents

  • Trustee-Job-Description-and-Person-Spec-final-1.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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