Trustee with Legal Expertise


Neonatal Nurses Association NNA

The NNA is experiencing a period of growth. The board is keen to recruit trustees with the necessary expertise, knowledge and experience to push the organisation forward and achieve our ambitions for the charity, and our members.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

We are the Neonatal Nurses Association - the national organisation representing neonatal nurses and promoting neonatal nursing for the benefit of nurses, neonates, and their families.

Our vision is for all neonatal nurses to feel confident, supported and valued in their role enabling optimisation of the neonatal experience for staff, babies and families.

As an NNA trustee you will need to be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively. You will need to be able to foster and promote collaborative working and be able to conduct the role well, which includes being able to commit the time required to fulfil the role.

As an NNA trustee, you will also need to demonstrate a strong understanding of different world views and an ability to work collaboratively across difference.

Key responsibilities of the role are to (please see the trustee role description for further details):

·       support the organisation to assess areas of legal risk

·       work with the board and staff to develop risk management strategies in relation to legal compliance

·       provide training to other trustees and staff in relevant areas

·       review and provide guidance on contracts and service agreements

·       review and set organisational policies in relevant areas

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • join a respected national charity
  • make a positive impact for neonatal nurses, neonates and their families, and
  • gain valuable board experience and build leadership skills. 


Currently, the time commitment is approximately monthly 1.5hr board meetings, plus quarterly sub-committee meetings. There may be an initial additional involvement as we begin necessary projects.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from Black, Asian and minority backgrounds (who are currently underrepresented at board level).

Supporting documents

  • NNA-Trustee-role-description.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

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