We are a small team based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. See our current job vacancies below:
The Thalidomide Trust is a unique organisation supporting a small number of beneficiaries aged 53 - 60 with a range of physical disabilities including limb damage, hearing and visual impairment, musculoskeletal problems, brain and sensory impairment and damage to internal organs. They are a remarkable group of people, some of whom have made outstanding achievements despite living with extreme levels of disability.
Our beneficiaries have very complex and varied needs which are increasing as they age. The trustees provide effective governance and oversight to ensure the Trust understands these needs and has well managed resources to meet them. This includes oversight of the research programme funded by the Trust to gather evidence of the impact of changing needs and develop effective and often innovative ways to provide support to meet them.
We are looking for an experienced research professional with a strategic approach and a strong research focus to join the Charity as a Trustee* and Chair of the Research Committee at this challenging and exciting time.
You will bring the following skills and experience to the role:
- Significant experience of designing, reviewing, evaluating and overseeing complex clinical or social research projects
- Good understanding of ethics and governance processes in clinical or social research
- Integrity, empathy and the ability to contribute to effective decision making in the best interests of all beneficiaries of the Trust
You should also be willing and able to devote the necessary time and effort to the Trust – specifically be available to attend three full day board meetings and at least two half-day committee meetings each year.
This is a voluntary role but reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Katy Sagoe - Director of Health & Wellbeing on 01480 474074 and if you would like to discuss this opportunity with another Trustee please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01480 474074 and we will make the necessary arrangements.
To apply, please complete the simple cover sheet and provide a short statement outlining why you would like to be a trustee and how you meet our person specification. These should be sent to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Monday 23 September 2019
Date for Interview: 7 October 2019 - in Central London
* Following a restructuring exercise in January 2018, your formal title will be a Director of the Thalidomide Trust Company. However you will operate as a charitable trustee and will be governed by the Charity Commission.