Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Peterborough, Peterborough
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Voluntary, 2-5 hours per month
Job description

Make life better for those living with a brain injury by joining our Board as a Trustee. Make a difference across Cambridgeshire as we extend our services widely including Peterborough, Cambridge, Fenland.

What will you be doing?

Guide our 3 year plan to support individuals in the community, reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes

  • Actively contribute to the Board of Trustees role in establishing a clear strategic direction for Headway Cambridgeshire, defining goals and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • Ensure that Headway Cambridgeshire complies at all times with its governing documents and relevant charity law
  • Provide support and challenge to the CEO in the exercise of her authority in leading the organisation.
  • Oversee Headway Cambridgeshire’s finances, monitoring progress against budget and planning for the future.
  • Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
  • Contribute to the broader promotion of Headway Cambridgeshire’s work and reputation.

What are we looking for?

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in everything we do and this includes ensuring that the diversity of our board is reflective of the communities we operate in. We would welcome applicants who are from Black, Asian or other minoritised ethnic groups and young people who are all currently under-represented on our board. Interest from candidates who can support strengthening connections with the community and healthcare networks in Peterborough, Fenland or Huntingdon would also be welcomed. Previous experience as a Charity Trustee is not essential as a full induction and ongoing support will be provided.

Personal skills and qualities:

  • A commitment to act in the best interests of the Headway Cambridgeshire at all times to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third party interests.
  • Sound, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively as part of a team
  • Fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • A commitment to understanding brain injury and its effects on survivors and family members

In addition to the above, we are particularly interested in applications from people with one or more of the following:

  • 1) Clinical / social care experience working with Brain Injury or Neurological conditions
  • 2) Connection with healthcare organisations, voluntary sector and/or local communities in Peterborough, Fenland or Huntingdon
  • 3) Fundraising expertise - securing grant funding or developing corporate partnerships


Posted on: 07 October 2021
Closed date: 22 October 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Trustees

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