Brigitte Trust


Board member for Brigitte Trust -posted 29.07.2021

Brigitte Trust is a Surrey based charity that offers practical and emotional support to individuals with life limiting conditions through skilled and trained volunteers. This can be either in their own home, or in a care home or prior to Covid 19, hospital. We have a strong reputation amongst professionals Surrey wide for delivering efficient, appropriate and compassionate support and this reputation was enhanced during Covid 19 when our services expanded to include the vulnerable and isolated. We have now returned to delivering to our core client group and are pursuing some exciting new ventures such as bereavement groups, Death cafes and a ‘Coffin Club’.

We are financially sound, have a committed and highly skilled staff team and a cohesive and motivated Board. We are seeking an additional Board member.

 

Ideally we would like to recruit a Board member:

With expertise in media and marketing to advice the Board on these areas
Who is interested in promoting services for people with life limiting conditions
Who is willing to commit a small amount of time – Board meetings are roughly every 6 weeks and currently mostly on zoom, and attendance at an occasional event e.g AGM, annual volunteer ‘Thank you evening’ is also encouraged.
It would be helpful if a new Trustee were based on the west of the county (e.g Woking, Guildford and westwards) but this is not essential.
 

A clear DBS is required for this role.

To apply for this role or for further information, please "Fill in an application".

Mission Statement

The Brigitte Trust is a Queen's Award registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help.  The service is normally offered face-to-face in the home supporting people and their carers when a life-threatening illness such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. Currently, and since first lockdown, our volunteers are offering telephone support, though in time we hope to return to the home visiting for which we are widely known. The Brigitte Trust is a trusted partner of Surrey County Council and over 400 referrals have been received from Community Responders throughout Surrey.  More volunteers are needed now to support people who have received a late diagnosis or delayed treatment.