Trustee with Marketing skills for Dementia Care Charity

Trustee with Marketing skills for Dementia Care Charity

Trustee/Governor
J64547
At a glance

Skills

  • Market research
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations

Where

Braintree, CM77 8JT
Mainly at home
Travel limit? within 25 miles of the Braintree office

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board meeting are 6 weekly and are held late afternoon to early evening at the charity's office. Other involvement is variable and mostly from home.

As Trustee you will play a key role in enabling the development of the charity's services and hence ensuring the Charity continues to provide specialist activity-based dementia care in both group and one to one settings.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a trustee with marketing skills to give a lead on market research and marketing techniques. To remain sustainable, and to develop in due course, we need to have a steady flow of client take up to balance the inevitable losses to be expected with this client group.  To achieve this it is necessary to raise public and professional  awareness of our specialist services and to maintain it over time.  Marketing our services is a crucial part of our way forward.

You will join the Board of Trustees who meets 6 weekly with the Senior Manager to discuss operational and developmental matters.  You will also be involved in occasional email exchanges between meetings to further discussions and share information ahead of meetings.

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What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience in marketing and is eager to apply that  to enabling people with dementia having the support and meaningful life style they deserve.

They will be a team player and contribute to discussions with the Trustee Board and the Senior Manager. Regular attendance at Board meetings is important in order to establish a good working dialogue between the members and to understand the functioning of the Charity.

They will share the vision of developing the charity's services both in the areas it already serves and in time to a wider community.

What difference will you make?

The numbers of people with dementia  are increasing but the provision of valuable service is difficult to access for many. People with dementia loose a quality of life and families struggle to provide the care and meaningful existence they want for their loved one.

We have a team of skilled  Practitioners lead by an experienced Senior Manager,  knowing the scale of dementia in the community  we are anxious to extend the charity's services.   The trustee would be a key player in making this happen knowing that the benefits felt by the client and their families are considerable..

What's in it for the volunteer?

We are increasingly confronted by the debilitating condition of dementia. There is also plenty of evidence that, with skilled support, the person with dementia can experience a quality of life they would like and which can slow the rate of decline. Offering services which address this need for good activity based dementia care is of itself as rewarding as it is essential.

The Trustees provide a secure background in which the management and staff are able to put these goals into practice knowing that they are themselves being supported by a competent and sympathetic Board.

Before you apply

Contact will be made through this site and a meeting to discuss/interview arranged.
Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
  • We provide practical activity based care services for people with dementia and support, respite and information to family carers. The person with dementia enjoys meeting with others and doing...