We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated people to join our Board of Trustees. We are an independent
charity based in Luton, Bedfordshire (affiliated to Headway UK, the brain injury association) and we provide
professional support to adults with Acquired Brain Injury as well as support to their families and/or carers.
What does the Board of Trustees do?
Our main role is to ensure that Headway Luton meets its legal duties, remains solvent and is well run. We set the
strategic direction of the organisation and support the management team with the implementation of agreed operational
objectives. We also look at innovative ways to ‘spread the word’ about the work we do.
Who are we looking for?
We seek people who are interested in the work of our charity and who understand that organisations such as ours need a
helpful and supportive Board of Trustees.
What skills might you have that would help us?
Trustees are the backbone of any successful Charity. People from all walks of life find that, if they can spare 2 hours a
month, they can make a dramatic difference. We are looking for people who have:
- Good communication skills
- A creative mind and have good independent judgement
- The ability to work effectively within the team
- The ability to evaluate and interpret information and think creatively
- The necessary skills to understand and accept legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship.
Our role is to ensure that we promote good governance within the organisation and support our fantastic staff team to deliver
the outcomes that our service aims to achieve.
What Level of commitment IS required?
Regular attendance at our Board of Trustees meetings, held at Headway once a month (2017 - Thursday evening 5pm – 7pm),
our AGM, plus involvement in one or more sub-groups if needed.
Is it a paid position?
Trustees offer their support voluntarily but may have any agreed ‘out of pocket’ expenses reimbursed,
including car mileage.
We invite you to come along for an informal chat and see our amazing building. You can hear, first hand, how Headway helps those
who have suffered an acquired brain injury. Please contact us on 01582 876729 or email email@example.com