MGEDT is currently advertising for the following paid and volunteering opportunities:
Trustees and Treasurer of the management committee (voluntary positions)
We are looking for new Trustees to join the board from January 2016. Trustees determine the strategic vision and future direction of the Charity and we are seeking people who are able to think creatively and who possess independent judgment and strong decision making skills. Candidates should be committed to the aims and objectives of the Charity, add value to our Board in terms of offering new or different perspectives and be comfortable working strategically as a member of a senior management team.
As treasurer you will maintain accurate accounting records for the charity and ensure that proper financial controls are established and complied with. You will prepare and present relevant and regular financial reports for the management committee, including annual accounts and submit properly audited or independently examined accounts to the charity and any other financial reports as necessary.
You will also advise on the financial implications of committee decisions and take the lead in planning and budgeting the branches finances with the rest of the management committee.
Applications are welcomed from women, people from a range of ethnic groups and of retirement age, all of whom are currently underrepresented on the Board. Our Trustees are not remunerated. However, all reasonable expenses are reimbursed and induction and on-going training is provided. There are four day-time Board meetings a year held in Brighton, plus an Annual General Meeting and any additional meetings as required.
In this recruitment round we would particularly welcome application from candidates who have experience of treating people with eating disorders in therapeutic settings. We are keen to strengthen the board’s expertise and interest in these areas: corporate business /legal affairs, public relations, fundraising and HR/employment.
For the Treasurer role, you must have a good knowledge of finance and preferably a qualification in accountancy, although relevant work experience will also fulfil the essential criteria.
Ideally you will have a good knowledge and understanding of eating disorders in males, but is not essential.
Please be aware there is no set deadline for applying and we will keep the recruitment process open until positions have been filled. Interviews will be offered to suitable candidates (interview date and times tbc). It would be ideal that you are able to attend the next Trustees meeting, which take place once per quarter. Both the interviews and the Trustee meeting will take place in a central Brighton location. We are unable to offer much flexibility on these dates but if you have any problems or concerns do let us know.
Download: Trustee recruitment application pack
Download: Trustee application form
For any further information or enquiries please email Sam Thomas (Director): email@example.com
Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers – Brighton and Hove (voluntary position)
MGEDT – on behalf of the Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service – is seeking ‘Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers’ based in the Brighton and Hove area.
Our community engagement and outreach project seeks to promote awareness of eating disorders to breakdown the stereotypes and misconceptions associated with eating disorders. The main aim of the project is to make Brighton and Hove an eating disorders aware city.
The volunteers will be involved in a variety of activities including assisting in the distribution of posters and other publicity materials in the community; helping with organised mail-outs to organisations and services; and manning informational and educational stalls at conferences, health events, student fairs, etc. It will also include a photo project ‘RecoverED’ illustrating the diversity of people affected by eating disorders and their stories to be exhibited next year.
Applications are welcomed from any gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or social background to reflect the indiscriminate nature of eating disorders.
Anyone interested in volunteering will be invited to a ‘Welcome and Induction’ evening followed by a training event. Additional support will be offered by the Charity Director as necessary.
If you’d like further information and or have any enquiries relating to the roles please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: MGEDT Standard Application Form
For any further information or enquiries regarding any of the roles please email Sam Thomas (Director): email@example.com