Trustee Opportunities

Trustee Opportunities

Sat 05 October

We are looking to appoint new Trustees to govern our wonderful charity.

We are holding an open evening on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 5 - 6.30pm and invite you to join us.
We welcome potential Trustees to come along to our Open Evening, to be held at our shop & cafe at No 31 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3AA on Wednesday 23rd October between 5pm and 6.30pm. This will give you a great opportunity to find out more about who we are.

We were founded in 2003 and originally named Andrea’s Gift. BTRS is Yorkshire and Humber’s leading brain tumour charity.  We offer practical, financial and emotional support to both adult and child brain tumour patients, together with their families and carers.

Brain Tumour occurrence is on the increase. Brain Tumours are now the most common killer of the under 40’s, including children, yet less than 1% of national research funding is allocated to this disease. 

Here at BTRS we fund innovative research across Yorkshire. Our support services are also growing across the region and we are supporting more brain tumour patients with support grants.

We want to ensure we are reaching everyone in Yorkshire who needs our support, as well as continuing to fund research into the future.

We are seeking to recruit a number of new trustees to strengthen the skill-set of the existing board. New board members can expect to play a significant role in helping to deliver BTRS’s ambitions and to enable the charity to continue to grow and expand around the county.

Commitments and Expectations of a BTRS Trustee
As a minimum any person taking on the role of a BTRS trustee is expected to commit to the following on a voluntary basis.
·         3 Trustees Meetings per year. These meetings are Leeds based and usually take place from 6.00pm until 8.30pm.
·         2 hours per month responding to correspondence from the Chair of the BTRS trustees in relation to the governance and structure of the charity.
·         1 half day trustees workshop. When required, this workshop will be Leeds based and will be held on a Saturday morning on a day to suit the board. The aim of this workshop is to ensure continued trustee development that will benefit BTRS’s development and growth.
·         There may be occasional additional extraordinary meetings and board phone calls, and some Board members will be required to work more intensively with staff on particular issues when time permits.  
·         Trustees are also asked to support fundraising activities.  Ways in which current trustees have done so include hosting or participating in fundraising events and activities, providing expertise, securing sponsorship and making donations. Appointments are unpaid and for three years in the first instance. Trustees may serve a maximum of three terms.

We are looking to recruit Trustees with skills and/or experience including:
*  Brain tumour patient experience *Human Resources *Legal * Financial * Health & Safety * Fundraising 
*PR & Communications *Digital  * Research  
We would like all of the above to have relevant and accessible personal or professional networks that trustees are happy to access for the benefit of the charity.
Previous experience of the charity or non-profit sectors would be an advantage, but is not essential.
If you would like more information about becoming a Trustee you can contact:

Marie Peacock, Charity Manager on 0113 340 0111
or contact our current Chair of Trustees, Beverley Foster:

We hope to meet you at our Open Evening!
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