Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Flexible
  • Closing 29th October 2021


  • Advertised from 30th September 2021

Role

MND Scotland’s vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes we’re on a mission to ensure everyone living with MND has our support and help every step of the way. As we emerge from the challenges of COVID-19, MND Scotland is entering an exciting new chapter. With a new Chair and Chief Executive Officer at the helm we look forward, in the coming months, to launching an ambitious new three-year strategy to both build on the achievements of the last forty years and correctly position MND Scotland into the future to ensure we deliver our mission. We’d like your help to do that.

We are recruiting five new Trustees to join our Board, including one individual to take on the role of Secretary. As a Trustee you will play an important role in setting the strategic direction of the charity whilst providing support, guidance and constructive challenge to the Board and the CEO. You will also act as an ambassador for MND Scotland and help us ensure that everyone right across the country knows of the work we do and how we can help them if they need us.

Becoming one of our Trustees is not something to be undertaken lightly. It takes commitment, passion and dedication. You may be pushed out of your comfort zone on occasion or indeed frequently. If that makes you uncomfortable then you’re probably not who we are looking for. If however, you are looking to help make a real difference to people’s lives and to grow both personally and professionally then we’d be really keen to hear from you, particularly if you have a background in any of the following areas:

  • Stakeholder Engagement - with particular experience in the areas of political influencing and/or the creation of sustainable partnerships.
  • Marketing and Communications - with experience in strategy development, campaign delivery, digital innovation and brand management.
  • Fundraising - with sound experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels, and experience of all significant fundraising disciplines.
  • Legal - with broad legal experience, ideally with expertise of charity law in practice.
  • Human Resources - with particular experience of developing a strategic and visionary HR framework.

Previous Board experience would be great but it’s not essential. You don’t have to have a personal link to MND. Nor do you have to have a charity background. What is much more important is your passion, ability to think strategically and your desire to get involved and make a difference. It’s also important that you know MND Scotland has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion.

Application notes

Further details on the responsibilities of being a Trustee are outlined in our Recruitment Pack or visit our website at mndscotland.org.uk/board-recruitment.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact adrian.murphy@mndscotland.org.uk

To apply please send a CV and supporting Statement outlining your suitability to rachel.maitland@mndscotland.org.uk

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 October 2021 at 12 noon.