Trustee - OCD Action
Organisation: OCD Action
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 4th January 2019
OCD Action is the leading national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
We are a dedicated charity with a clear vision, solid objectives and a real understanding of OCD. Formed by a group of volunteers and leading professionals in 1994, the charity is recognised as both a strong voice for people with OCD and a vital source of help.
We are now experiencing higher demand for OCD Action's services than ever before and to meet this challenge we are looking to increase the number of trustees. We need a dynamic and skilled board to steer us through this next phase of growth and development, and would be especially interested in hearing from people who can bring high level expertise in
- Charity governance
- Marketing and digital communications
As we are looking to expand and develop the trustee team, we are also looking for experience in fundraising, volunteer management, working with young people, social work and advocacy.
Personal experience of OCD is not a prerequisite but a real empathy to the cause and an understanding of the value of our work is a must.
Trustees are required to be able to commit sufficient time for this work. There are an average of 6 Trustee meetings annually, typically early evenings held in London, with trustees from outside London able to join meetings remotely. This is an un-remunerated role although reasonable travel expenses will be paid in accordance with our policy.
To apply for a trustee role please send a current C.V and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should highlight the skills that you would bring to the trustee board and your reason for wanting to be a part of the OCD Action team. If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Piers Watson, Chair of Trustees, on 07887 995913
Before applying for the post, we ask that you read the Charity Commission's guidance on becoming a trustee which can be found here (link to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do)
For more information about the Charity please visit www.ocdaction.org.uk