Trustee – Meningitis Research Foundation

In September 2018 the MRF Board conducted a skills and board review and identified the need to increase its diversity and experience. We are, therefore, seeking several new Trustees to join the existing Board of 10 members. Ideally the Board wishes to appoint 4-6 new Trustees at this time.

The duties of a trustee are to:

  • Ensure that MRF pursues its stated charitable objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by contributing to developing and agreeing a long-term strategy

  • Ensure that MRF complies with its governing document (ie its trust deed, constitution or memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations

  • Ensure that MRF applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects for the benefit of the public. This means the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are.

  • Ensure that MRF defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets

  • Safeguard the good name and values of MRF

  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of MRF, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place

  • Ensure the financial stability of MRF

  • Protect and manage the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds

  • Follow proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the Chief Executive

If you are interested in this role please find full details on our website: https://www.meningitis.org/about-us/jobs

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Mid February 2019