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Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Benevolent Fund – Trustees (several roles)

Unremunerated voluntary position

12-24 days / year

The DMRC Benevolent Fund exists to provide essential welfare and social rehabilitation opportunities to service personnel who find themselves recovering from life changing injuries and illness whilst in active service. By offering support to staff and welfare provision to patients through social events, social amenities and sporting and adventurous training, we aim to complement and enhance medical interventions aimed at achieving optimal outcomes for patients.

The objects of the DMRC Ben Fund are: to sponsor holistic initiatives that integrate and support DMRC patient’s physical and psychological rehabilitation. The fund operates beyond the  limitations of the public purse by providing specialist equipment; staff initiatives and occupational, social and adventurous activities so as to enhance and maximise DMRC’s rehabilitation  outcomes.

As a newly incorporated and growing charity we would now like to invite applications to a number of vital Trustee positions on our new board.

Trustees are needed to bring experience and expertise to our team of volunteer trustees as we seek to further develop our strategy and establish, as a new CIO, our planning, leadership and management approach. We are ideally looking for previous experience at executive and nonexecutive board level especially in finance, fundraising, brand and marketing communications. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the holistic rehabilitation of our armed forces and, at a critical stage for the charity as we embark on developing future ambitions. Previous military experience is not required although we are keen to receive applications for some roles from former patients and retired military personnel who have had a life-changing illness or injury. It is our aim to fill our desired board of ten trustees by the end of the financial year.

The rewards from working with the DMRC Ben Fund are immense – we work on the front line of defence rehabilitation and we are always busy. Our Trustees and committee members are a passionate group of volunteers, drawn from military and civilian backgrounds. Moreover, relationships between Unit, Board, Committee and beneficiaries are very strong.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our teams in all parts of the charity. This means we are particularly interested in applications from women, people from ethnic minority groups and those with different accessibility needs.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Maj Matt Perkins, DMRC Benevolent Fund Trustee on matt.perkins@dmrcbenfund.org.uk to organise an informal discussion.

Deadline: 15 September 2021.

To apply, please send your CV and short covering letter telling us about why you wish to work with the DMRC Benevolent fund and where your expertise would aid in our CIO development.

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