Volunteering

Lay Trustee – British Thoracic Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

Job description

Who we are

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) is a well-established membership organisation and registered charity which aims to improve the care of people who have respiratory diseases. We have over 3,800 members (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other allied professions) and around 12% of these are actively engaged in assisting us with our work every year. We exist to achieve better lung health for all:-

• We champion excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with lung disease and support those delivering it
• We seek to influence national & local policy and services to help reduce the health & economic burden of lung disease
• We aim to work in partnership with, and support, individuals and organisations across the NHS and beyond who share our vision

Lay Trustee

Purpose

To work with senior staff and Trustees to develop the work that has already been done to involve public and patient/carer contributions and voices in the work of the Society.

We hope that the new appointee will bring expertise about the health service (in as wide a definition of that term as possible) and add to the diversity of the membership of the current Board. Board members demonstrate a positive mix of ages and gender, with all other Trustees being employed within the NHS in clinical (not necessarily medical) roles.

Duration

We are seeking someone to serve for a three year term, to December 2023. The Board of the Society meets (currently via remote meetings software) 4 times a year (with an Awayday every third year in addition to the quarterly meetings). We expect that the Lay Trustee will also be involved, possibly as many as one extra meeting per month. We have accessible offices in central London which we anticipate will be used as soon as circumstances allow.

We also provide Trustee training (refresher and induction) annually

This is a non-remunerated role. Travel expenses and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be met, however.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details.

Further information can be found on our website here, which includes an interview with our previous Lay Trustee.

If you are interested in the role, please apply by sending a short CV about your life and work; and a short statement about why you are applying and what you could bring to the position.

Sheila will be happy to answer any queries you may have before you apply.  Please email her to arrange a call.

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