Children's Charity Seeks New Trustees
By: Action for Sick Children
Now Chief Executive Val Jackson, who is overseeing the national charity’s move to a new headquarters in Cheadle Hulme, has revealed that she is also looking to appoint two dynamic new Trustees to lead a campaign to further improve the treatment and care of children in hospital.
“We want our new trustees to have the skills required to help bring this long established charity into the 21st century and the knowledge and determination to promote improved healthcare standards for youngsters across the board,” said MissJackson.
“The new trustees will be expected to take part in the strategic planning of our next campaign and will be at the forefront of lobbying for change through The Government, The NHS and other healthcare bodies.”
A key part of the role, she added, would be to help put Action for Sick Children back on the map as a "force majeure" within the Children and Young People's healthcare sector.
“Trustees give their time freely for a fixed term (three years as per our Articles of Memorandum) - out of pocket expenses are paid and full induction, training and support will beprovided to successful candidates.
“The most important attribute will be an understanding of our mission and objectives coupled with a passion to help us reach our goals.”
Miss Jackson said candidates should have skills or experience in areas including Clinical Knowledge, Human Resources, Family Law, IT and Social Media, Campaign Development and Project Development.
“Our work benefits not only sick children and young people but also their entire families including their carer network”, explained Miss Jackson. “If we can ensure their healthcare enables them to recover at home sooner rather than later, it will also have a further positive impact on our overstretched healthcare services.”
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