Magpas Air Ambulance
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Unpaid volunteer work
Permanent, Part-time, No more than 8 Hours per month
Job description


Who we are
In response to extreme emergencies, Magpas Air Ambulance bring the very best pre-hospital medical care, in the air or on land, including treatments usually only available in a hospital. Our service operates 24/7 and, on average, answers four calls for help a day treating around 900 patients in life-threatening emergencies every year.

We serve the communities of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and across the East of England and are dispatched by both the East of England and the East Midlands Ambulance Service Trusts – caring for a population of over 10 million.

What is involved
We have an exciting opportunity for two committed and passionate Trustees to help guide and support the leadership of our organisation.  By volunteering as a Trustee of a local charity, you will be part of a team of 12 Trustees that come together in a mission to care for and positively impact the local and wider communities that we serve.

Our Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, it’s financial health and the probity of its activities in accordance with our governing, legal and regulatory guidelines.  Trustees work closely with our Executive Leadership Team and Chief Executive and play a valuable role in the development and sustainability of our service.

You will be required to attend a minimum of 4 Trustee board meetings each year and ad hoc subcommittee meetings throughout the year, the voluntary time commitment varies but is on average no more than 8 hours per month.  Trustees with the relevant skill set may also be required to join a subcommittee, which includes; Clinical Governance, Executive Leadership, Capital Campaign, Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee,(all meetings currently take place virtually).  Meetings in the future may be a mixture of virtual and in person, usually at Magpas Headquarters or the Air Base, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Trustees are also expected to take part in Board development/planning sessions (typically one per year) and are encouraged to represent the Charity at public events and take an active part in promotional activities, training and development.

What we are looking for
We are looking for individuals who share our passion and drive for outstanding emergency care and are willing to contribute their knowledge, skills and experience in support of the critical services that our charity provides.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have skills and experience of at least two of the following areas:

  • Practising Clinician in any area of medicine
  • Strategy management and development
  • Corporate governance
  • Clinical management and/or governance
  • Monitoring financial performance
  • Risk and compliance management

There is also an open post for a substantive Deputy Chair and one of these positions could be considered for that role which also acts as Chair of the charity’s Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Our new Trustees will receive an induction, and training and 1-2-1 support will be available where needed. 

Magpas Air Ambulance are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to create an environment where everyone can be the best they can be, where they feel welcome and are free from bias and discrimination.  We are working to increase the diversity of the board and would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under represented, including females and those from a BAME background.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the ‘apply' button to be directed to our website where you can download the application pack and find details of how to apply.

Closing date: 18th January 2021
Virtual interviews to be held on: TBC

Refreshed on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 18 February 2021
Job ref: 156305_MGP
Tags: Business Development, Governance