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Medical charity ‘The Mary How Trust’ seeks to appoint new Trustee with legal expertise

Medical charity ‘The Mary How Trust’ seeks to appoint new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
30 May 2022
Pulborough, RH20 1AS
Time Commitment
Quarterly board meetings

The Mary How Trust provides health screenings to asymptomatic clients, detecting onset of life threatening illness. Instead of a fee, we request a donation based on person’s ability to pay, we are seeking Trustees.

The current Trustees provide a diverse range of skills and knowledge. However, the Charity is growing in size and stature, and, in consequence, we are looking to recruit new Trustees to our Board. In addition, we are also seeking Trustees with qualifications, skills and experience in Medical, Law, Fundraising and Marketing/PR. This is an exciting time to join us as the Trust develops its future vision.


What are we looking for?

Medical – An enthusiastic, highly motivated person who is a current, semi-retired or recently retired GP or Doctor, Radiologist, Sonographer, Biomedical Scientist, Head Nurse or similar who will oversee our clinical governance.

You will provide the Board of Trustees, and senior management team with advice on issues relating to medical matters and will use those skills to help us achieve ambitious and positive outcomes for our community. Good general clinical knowledge and an active interest in preventative health and early diagnosis of life threating diseases are both essential.

Law – You should have a strong background as a general solicitor, preferably with a good knowledge of company and/or charity law. You will be expected to be able to overview constitutional documentation, policies, agreements, with an input into growing legacy income, on occasion working closely with our senior management team.

Preferably a qualified legal professional to take a lead role on the board to ensure that a culture of compliance with laws and regulations is promoted and integral within the organisation and in delivery of our services. You will be able to use your legal knowledge to help inform the organisations’ strategic plan and provide the board with updates on legal issues that arise on an ad hoc basis.

Fundraising & Marketing – This role will help shape our fundraising, marketing, and communications plan to broaden awareness of who we are and what we do, helping to increase our visibility to a wider audience. You will ideally have fundraising, marketing and/or PR experience, including use of social media and be able to actively participate in fundraising and publicity discussions. You will use your skills, knowledge, and experience to increase awareness and financial support. Experience of the charity sector would be a bonus.

All candidates will need to demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its values and objectives together with a proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making, strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities, tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.

What difference will you make?

Within The Mary How Trust the Board of Trustees are the final decision making authority. As a Trustee you will fulfil an important role within the Organisation ensuring, with the other Trustees, that The Mary How Trust functions within the legal and financial requirements of both a company and charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.  You will bring your knowledge, skills and passion to benefit the Charity and  ensure our continued strategic direction.

In addition, individuals will need a personal commitment and empathy with our vision and values and a willingness to work with other Trustees, the chief executive and senior management team, for which day to day operations are delegated. Trustees also act as ambassadors for the charity and, where applicable, assist in the building of partnerships and networks to further our collaboration with a wide range of partners.

This is a key role in our organisation. Your leadership and commitment will ensure we continue to provide and extend our range of much-needed health screenings to our beneficiaries.

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