HIV charity The Sussex Beacon, is seeking new Trustees to join its Board from September onwards.
Trustees are charged with helping the charity achieve its mission, setting strategic direction, checking progress against strategy and ensuring that the organisation is financially sound and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. The Board meets formally six times a year.
The Sussex Beacon is looking for up to six new Trustees with experience in any of the following areas:
• Experience/knowledge of HIV
• Marketing, communications, fundraising
• Human Resources
• Financial control
• Building/facilities management
• Multi-site retail operations
Trustees would be expected to commit five to six days a year, including attending the six, two-hour board meetings, a half day retreat, plus relevant committee meetings. They are also strongly encouraged to attend public and fundraising events during the year.
The Sussex Beacon has had a difficult year after funding cuts put services at risk. Local support, grants secured from non-statutory funding bodies and a restructure have put the charity in a better financial position. The charity is now in the process of being re-designed to become more sustainable and less reliant on NHS funding.
Lynette Lowndes, Chair of Trustees at The Sussex Beacon said, “The Sussex Beacon is a fantastic charity, recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the health regulator. As Chair, I’ve seen first-hand how it has saved and changed the lives of many people living with HIV. We’re now hoping to recruit some new Trustees who are passionate about what we do and who can lend their skills and experience to help secure the charity’s future. If you think you fit the bill, please get in touch, we’d love some new additions to our dedicated team.”
The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care to over 500 people living with HIV a year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence. Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes. Recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, The Sussex Beacon provides first class care and support to those in need.
Those interested in applying to be Trustee should contact Simon Dowe for application details: firstname.lastname@example.org