Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97851
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Advice / Advocacy

Where

Ford End, CM3 1LN
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
We estimate an average time commitment of three hours per month. Attend four full board meetings yearly, two in person and two online.

Deadline

04 Aug 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Join the Board of a growing and successful charity, that helps people living with dementia enjoy more active and fulfilled lives. 

What will you be doing?

Dementia Adventure thinks differently about dementia. Taking a positive approach to risk-taking, we believe that with the right support, everyone living with dementia can enjoy the well-being benefits of nature and the great outdoors. We believe in what people can do, not what they can’t.

Our work is grounded in research, lived experience, and 15 years of delivering supported holidays around the UK for people with dementia and their family carers. In that time, we have also become a reputable training provider for healthcare and outdoor leisure professionals, specialising in developing dementia skills, nature-based activities, and multi-sensory approaches to care and inclusion.

In a year that has seen some exciting new partnerships develop, the launch of Green Letter Days, and our engaging ‘Today I will …’ social media campaign, this is an excellent time to join Dementia Adventure’s Board as we develop the next period of growth and strategic development.  Chaired by Debbie Marshall, Managing Director of the Silver Marketing Association, our trustees bring knowledge and experience in travel, sustainability, healthcare management, law and finance from their respective sectors.    

The role will involve attending up to six meetings a year, all digitally accessible, but with the aim of meeting in person on two of those occasions in London and at our offices near Chelmsford. In addition to providing strategic oversight, support, and challenge to the organisation, which comprises 24 staff and over 120 volunteers, there will be opportunities to engage in various ways, with an average time commitment of three hours per month.

We will provide:

  • A full induction programme and access to training and development to fulfil the role
  • Opportunities to develop new skills
  • Opportunities to input into developing services that will improve the lives of people living with dementia
  • Opportunities to provide additional voluntary support, with specific training, on our supported holidays
  • Reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses

We welcome people of all backgrounds and sectors, whether with existing board experience or new to a trustee role, who bring fresh perspectives and diverse knowledge, skills, and experience. We particularly welcome expertise in fundraising, finance or dementia advocacy. You must be aged 18 or over to apply.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for three more trustees who would be keen advocates for the cause and are well-networked in their fields.  We welcome people of all backgrounds and sectors, whether with existing board experience or new to a trustee role, who bring fresh perspectives and diverse knowledge, skills, and experience. We particularly welcome expertise in fundraising, finance or dementia advocacy.

What difference will you make?

This is a vital role, helping ensure we can continue supporting people living with dementia and their carers. As a trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the charity progress strategically.

Before you apply

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 12th August 2024. Please apply through Reach with your CV and a supporting letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and passionate about our vision.

Causes
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    "Helping people living with dementia get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives."