MEA looks for more trustees

September 26, 2007

We are looking for new trustees to join the board of The ME Association – in preparation for our AGM and trustee elections which will be held next year .

They should be people of goodwill, able to work as part of a team, with the staff and – because we don’t have a chief executive – willing to combine strategic thinking with some of the nitty gritty of day-to-day management.

We welcome applications from people with ME/CFS (and those without), their carers and partners – so long as they are well enough to attend bi-monthly meetings in Buckingham, and take part in message board communication between meetings.

We already have a blend of skills on the board – legal and governance, medical, campaigning, financial planning, as well as lots of life experience.

Because of the challenges we face in the near future, it would be good to build on these strengths and to have additional expertise from the fundraising, marketing and IT sectors.

The job will be what you make of it – working within already well-established procedures and with a bunch of talented people.

The board reserve their right to interview applicants who wish to confirm their interest in becoming trustees after the first, informal contacts. Applicants wlll be invited to our office in Buckingham for the interview.

One thing we do ask. If you are not already a member of the association, our rules require that you join before you become a trustee.

Under existing charity law, we cannot pay trustees for their work. But trustees are able to claim all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses as they are incurred.

If you are interested in a voluntary position which can make a real difference to our future, please contact the following for an informal chat.

Gill Briody, Company Secretary, The ME Association, 4 Top Angel, Buckingham MK18 1TH, tel: 01280 818964.

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