OUR TRANSITION

Help us shape our development

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR POTENTIAL TRUSTEES

Help us develop, grow and expand our services across Calderdale and Kirklees.

Headway Huddersfield & District provides support and social interaction for those affected by brain injury across Calderdale and Kirklees local authority areas. Established in 2004, we are at an exciting moment in our history, seeking charity status for our branch to become a Headway Group under the umbrella of Headway UK - the brain injury association.


We are looking for enthusiastic people who can help us to shape this plan for the future to ensure that people living with brain injury in our area reach their maximum potential.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) can be sudden and devastating for an individual and those around them. There are no ‘typical’ clients - we support people of all ages who have acquired injuries in their many and varied circumstances. This might be participating in sports such as cycling or horse riding, they may have suffered a stroke, have been assaulted, or have simply fallen downstairs, for example.

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WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

From volunteers to trustees

  • Due to our progression to become a local charity we are looking for a number of volunteers in the hope that at least four people will progress to become trustees. 

  • The Committee Member / Trustee role is a voluntary position, open to all applicants.

  • We are particularly looking for Committee Member / Trustees who can help us to ensure that our Board is as diverse as the local community that it serves.

  • Suitable for individuals who are looking to gain Board-level experience or expand their understanding of governance and strategy in a charity context.

  • We are particularly looking to expand the following skills areas on our Board:

    • Financial background - Treasurer role

    • Marketing and communications, particularly social media

    • IT/technology knowledge

    • HR or personnel experience

    • Brain Injury Professional/medical expertise

    • CCG experience / Adult Social Care Experience particularly funding

    • Experience of working on either grant applications or community fundraising

    • Lived experience of acquired brain injury, either personally or as a carer or relative

  • Able to attend 9 short meetings (around 1.5 hours) per annum online and in person when necessary. 

  • Committee Member / Trustees should also be able to commit to attending occasional fundraising events and/or visit client events from time to time. 

  • Trustees will be appointed for a five-year term of office.

 

TO APPLY

Please send a C.V. and covering letter indicating why you are interested in this opportunity and what you would bring to the role, to our Chairman at: admin@headwayhuddersfield.com