Trustee

  • Job Reference: 00001134-1
  • Date posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Dementia Adventure Trust
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Mental Health, Older People, Physical/Sensory Disability
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Join the Board and help people living with dementia enjoy more active and fulfilled lives.

Dementia Adventure thinks differently about dementia. Taking a positive approach to risk-taking, we believe that with the right support, everyone living with dementia can enjoy the well-being benefits of nature and the great outdoors. We believe in what people can do, not what they can’t.

Our work is grounded in research, lived experience, and 15 years of delivering supported holidays around the UK for people with dementia and their family carers. In that time, we have also become a reputable training provider for healthcare and outdoor leisure professionals, specialising in developing dementia skills, nature-based activities, and multi-sensory approaches to care and inclusion.

In a year that has seen some exciting new partnerships develop, the launch of Green Letter Days, and our engaging ‘Today I will …’ social media campaign, this is an excellent time to join Dementia Adventure’s Board as we develop the next period of growth and strategic development.  Chaired by Debbie Marshall, Managing Director of the Silver Marketing Association, our trustees bring knowledge and experience in travel, sustainability, healthcare management, law and finance from their respective sectors.  We are looking for three more trustees to join them who would also be keen advocates for the cause and are well-networked in their fields.  

The role will involve attending up to six meetings a year, all digitally accessible, but with the aim of meeting in person on two of those occasions in London and at our offices near Chelmsford. In addition to providing strategic oversight, support, and challenge to the organisation, which comprises 24 staff and over 120 volunteers, there will be opportunities to engage in various ways, with an average time commitment of three hours per month.

We will provide:

  • A full induction programme and access to training and development to fulfil the role

  • Opportunities to develop new skills

  • Opportunities to input into developing services that will improve the lives of people living with dementia

  • Opportunities to provide additional voluntary support, with specific training, on our supported holidays

  • Reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses

We welcome people of all backgrounds and sectors, whether with existing board experience or new to a trustee role, who bring fresh perspectives and diverse knowledge, skills, and experience. We particularly welcome expertise in fundraising, finance or dementia advocacy. You must be aged 18 or over to apply.

The closing date for applications is 4th August 2024, with interviews planned for the week commencing 12th August 2024. Please apply by clicking the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page where you will be able to apply with your CV and a supporting letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and passionate about our vision. 

Please visit our website www.dementiaadventure.org 

Joining the Board of Dementia Adventure

This is an exciting time to join the Board of a growing and successful charity.  Since its inception 15 years ago, the charity has gone from strength to strength. This past year has been no exception, with new partnerships, the launch of Green Letter Days, an engaging social media campaign, and a growing team of committed professionals.  The current Chair joined the Board five years ago and was involved in appointing a new CEO three years ago.  The trustees and the Chair bring knowledge and expertise from industry, healthcare, law and finance.

About Dementia Adventure

We think differently about Dementia and help others do the same through specialist training for a range of sectors and informal carers and our delivery of 40 supported holidays a year around the UK.  

We look at what people can do, not what they can’t. We believe that, with the right support, everyone living with dementia can experience the well-being benefits of nature and the outdoors and, in so doing, enjoy a more active and fulfilled life.

 

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