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Brighton Based HIV charity seek Trustees to join its Board

Besi Besemar August 11, 2017

HIV charity The Sussex Beacon, seeks new trustees to join the Board from September onwards.

Trustees are charged with helping the charity achieve its mission, setting strategic direction, checking progress against strategy and ensuring that the organisation is financially sound and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. The Board meets formally six times a year.

The charity is looking for up to six new Trustees with experience in any of the following areas:

♦  Experience/knowledge of HIV

♦  Marketing, communications, fundraising

♦  Law

♦  Human Resources

♦  Financial control

♦  Building/facilities management

♦  Multi-site retail operations

Trustees would be expected to commit five to six days a year, including attending the six, two-hour board meetings, a half day retreat, plus relevant committee meetings. They are also strongly encouraged to attend public and fundraising events during the year.

The Sussex Beacon has had a difficult year after funding cuts put services at risk. Local support, grants secured from non-statutory funding bodies and a restructure have put the charity in a better financial position. The charity is now in the process of being re-designed to become more sustainable and less reliant on NHS funding.

Lynette Lowndes, Chair of Trustees at The Sussex Beacon, said: ‚ÄúThe Sussex Beacon is a fantastic charity, recently rated ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô by the health regulator. As Chair, I‚Äôve seen first-hand how it has saved and changed the lives of many people living with HIV. We‚Äôre now hoping to recruit some new Trustees who are passionate about what we do and who can lend their skills and experience to help secure the charity‚Äôs future. If you think you fit the bill, please get in touch, we‚Äôd love some new additions to our dedicated team.‚ÄĚ

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care to people living with HIV each year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence. Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes.

Recently rated ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô by the Care Quality Commission, The Sussex Beacon provides first class care and support to those in need.

Those interested in applying to be a Trustee and would like application details, click here: