An exciting opportunity to make a difference in patient safety and justice
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety and justice, providing free advice and support to thousands of people each year who have been affected by avoidable harm in healthcare. We exert influence to see patient safety improved and people treated fairly when things do go wrong. We want to recruit a new Trustee to replace our Treasurer who stands down later this year.
We’re looking for a Trustee who is a qualified accountant with experience of selecting fund managers and overseeing a portfolio of investments, with the potential to become the Treasurer when the current Treasure retires later in 2023. We take equality and diversity very seriously, and particularly wish to hear from black and minority ethnic candidates, younger people and people with disabilities as these groups are under-represented on our Board.
The AvMA Board usually meets four times a year and we would also expect the successful applicant to attend (and eventually chair) our Finance & Investment Committee which also meets four times a year. Being a small charity, we hope that our Trustees will also undertake some other activities from time to time to represent AvMA at events. All told therefore the time commitment is around 10-12 days per year.
The roles are not remunerated but travel and other expenses are paid, and Trustees may attend AvMA’s conferences and other training events free of charge.
Join us at this exciting time, as we build on our many achievements and develop our next five year strategy.
How to apply
Please download the application pack below for full details.
Please write a covering letter (no longer than two sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in being a trustee of AvMA and what skills you offer. Please submit it with a covering up to date CV and details of two referees.
The closing date is Monday 27th March at noon. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on Thursday 20th April in our offices in Croydon.
If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Vicki Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0208 688 9555 and leave a message. She will arrange a time for you to have a discussion with Jocelyn Cornwell, the Chair of AvMA.
AvMA values diversity and promotes equality. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all sections of society.