The Ripple Pond

The Ripple Pond – Marketing and Communications Trustee

Join our wonderful peer support charity and use your skills and experience to build on a foundation of excellence, ensure sustainability and grow the charity as part of our small and passionate Board.

The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers whose sons were both injured whilst serving in Afghanistan. They recognised the need for support for the loved ones of those physically or emotionally injured whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. The Ripple Pond provide peer support to The Armed Forces community, this includes anyone over the age of 18 who is supporting a serving person or veteran and needs support for themselves. This small but unique charity is vital to our 650+ members and covers the whole of the UK. The charity is based in Aldershot, Hampshire, and Board meetings are either held in Aldershot, or London, at least four times a year (once per quarter). This role is voluntary, but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What will you be doing?

The Marketing and Communications Trustee’s duties include the following:

  • Assess current marketing and communications practices within the charity and make recommendations to The Board and staff that will aid in the growth and development of the charity
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of the marketing and communications strategy
  • Support and encourage the Director and the Marketing and Communications Officer, to broaden awareness of the charity’s mission and increase its visibility across a wider audience
  • Support the Director and the Marketing and Communications Officer, to develop the charity’s brand
  • Enable The Board and staff to recognise and capitalise on internal and external communications opportunities
  • Provide The Board with marketing and communications advice and guidance, drawing on your skills and experience, to enable The Board to make sound decisions.

For further details and the person specification, please see the attached Role Description.

What difference will you make?

In this voluntary position you will play an important role in strategically ushering the charity in to a new era, ensuring that this unique source of support is there for our beneficiaries when they need it most, now and for many years to come.

What’s in it for you?

You will have the opportunity to mould the next phase of The Ripple Pond’s future and help the charity to reach more beneficiaries and provide better support to those whom are quite often overlooked in the Armed Forces community. This is a period in the charity’s history where you can make a significant and lasting impact.

Before you apply

The tenure for this trustee role would be for an initial period of three years. The Board would like to appoint someone as soon as possible and interviews will be arranged as suitable applicants apply. Once an expression of interest has been made regarding this position, we will arrange to meet with you in order to discuss the role further, your experience and availability. To apply please send your CV to

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