2018 ballot for myaware trustees


Myaware articles of association provide for an annual ballot of members to elect the board of trustees.  The next ballot takes place in March 2018 when members have the opportunity to elect new members of the board and to re-elect existing trustees retiring by rotation who wish to stand again. 

Whilst we welcome applications from all members, bearing in mind the skill sets of continuing board, we are particularly keen to hear from younger members and individuals with skills and experience in the following fields:

  • Fundraising
  • IT systems
  • Legal
  • Medical professionals in a relevant discipline
  • NHS management

The role of a Trustee is not remunerated, but travel expenses to meetings are paid.

Meetings are currently held at the myaware head office in Derby on a Saturday.

To stand as a myaware trustee it is necessary to have a clean Data Barring Services check arranged and paid for by the charity and renewed every three years. 

To be considered for appointment as a Trustee, it is important that you have all or some of the following:

Skills / experience

  • Working in management / committee meetings
  • Development of strategy / business planning
  • Policy review / formulation
  • Familiar with reviewing financial information with an understanding of financial matters
  • Appreciation of governance issues

Personal attributes

  • Good team and interpersonal skills
  • Able to consider the wider issues
  • Prepared to contribute in board discussions
  • Self-confident

Other requirements

  • Sympathy with the objectives of the charity
  • Willingness to gain an understanding of the condition and its impact on those with it
  • Able to commit to four days a year to attend board meetings plus reading board papers
  • Prepared to consider joining a myaware committee dealing with particular aspects of the board's responsibilities

If you would like to put your name as a trustee, please email a short résumé setting out your skills and experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 26th January 2018.


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