Whilst we welcome applications from all members, bearing in mind the skill sets of the continuing board, we are particularly keen to hear from younger members and individuals with skills and experience in the following fields:

  •  Fundraising
  •  IT systems
  •  Finance
  •  Medical professionals in a relevant discipline
  •  NHS management

The role of a trustee is not remunerated, but travel expenses to meetings are paid. Quarterly meetings are currently held online via Teams / Zoom on a Saturday morning. In addition to these quarterly meetings the trustees meet face to face, once a year in Derby.

To stand as a myaware trustee it is necessary to have a clean Data Barring Service check, which is arranged and paid for by the charity and renewed every three years.

To be considered for appointment as a trustee, it is important that you have all or some of the following:


  •  Working in management / committee meetings
  •  Development of strategy / business planning
  •  Policy review / formulation
  •  Familiar with reviewing financial information
     with an understanding of financial matters
  •  Appreciation of governance issues
  •  Ability to access online meetings via Teams /


  •  Good team and interpersonal skills
  •  Able to consider the wider issues
  •  Prepared to contribute in board discussions
  •  Self confident


  •  Sympathy with the objectives of the charity
  •  Willingness to gain an understanding of the
     condition and its impact on those living with it
  •  Able to commit to five days a year to attend
     board meetings plus reading board papers
  •  Prepared to consider joining a myaware
    committee dealing with particular aspects of the
    board’s responsibilities

Would you like to become a trustee of myaware?

If you would like to be considered for the role of trustee, please email a short resume setting out your skills and experience and covering letter to [email protected] by 5pm Friday 18th March 2022.