YoungDementia UK is the only national charity dedicated to supporting people living with young onset dementia (under 65 years) and their partners and families. Our goal is that by 2022 everyone affected by young onset dementia has access to specialist support to adapt and live life.
In response to the inadequate support for people with young onset dementia in most areas of the UK, we are currently developing an ambitious programme of national initiatives. These include widening our direct engagement through the development of regionals hubs; delivering a digital support service and, through collaborative initiatives such as the Young Dementia Network, to campaign with and behalf of all those with young onset dementia for the development and improvement of national services.
At an important and interesting time in the development of YoungDementia UK, we are looking for three motivated people to join our Board. We are particularly looking for people who have either experience of campaigning at a national level in the health and welfare sector; in IT strategic development and implementation or in involving members in shaping services.
As a Trustee you will play a key role in steering our strategic development over the next three years and in helping us rollout our national programme to ensure we support everyone affected by young onset dementia. In addition to attendance at quarterly board meetings, our Trustees contribute through membership of a number of working groups, supporting the development of specific areas of our work and attending events.
This web page includes links to role descriptions for each Trustee position, our most recent annual review and accounts. Our website has a great deal of further information about our work.
If you have any questions or would like to have a preliminary conversation about the roles with a trustee, or Tessa Gutteridge, Director, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are by CV with an accompanying letter / email that sets out why you are interested in the role and the skills and experience you would bring. The deadline for applications is Friday 18 October 2019.
If we believe your skills meet our needs, you will be invited to an informal meeting with Tessa and other Trustees with the opportunity to find out more about our work, our plans for the future and the expectations of the role.