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Volunteer Put your skills and passion to good use as trustee of a small umbrella organisation



Posted over 30 days ago...

Pain UK CIO (Pain UK) is an umbrella organisation, currently 45 UK charity members providing a voice for people in pain. Through signposting and other core activities, we provide a stronger voice for those living with pain in the UK.


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UK (national focus), with meetings held virtually (via MS Teams/Zoom), RH13 8EQ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

What will you be doing? You will be helping us deliver on our vision, mission and strategic Goals. The charity actives seeks diversity and benefits from it. The board is always looking to build the greatest representation in its membership.   Vision: The best quality of life possible for people living with pain in the UK. Mission: To provide a stronger voice for those living with pain in the UK.  Strategic goals: 1. Good governance - A well respected, resourced and structured organisation with good governance. 2. Supporting research (New knowledge) - Raising funds to carry out our own research, calling for research in key areas and helping researchers recruit participants via our membership. 3. Consultation - The leading charity to research people living with long-term pain and which policy or decision makers come to, to learn about the lived experience. 4. Connection to members - Highly engaged membership base relevant to our vision.  5. Media, campaigning & awareness - Educating others and raising awareness of the lived experience of long-term pain, with the support of evidence from credible sources including peer reviewed journals.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an amazing team player, interested in improving the lives of people living with pain.  Our perfect candidate will contribute a combination of time, experience and enthusiasm to the trustee role. That said, perfection isn't everything and we're very open to supporting newer trustees with less experience. We are keen to take on people with experience any of the following categories: advice and advocacy, lobbying, strategic development, fundraising, or research. As a Trustee you take on a number of responsibilities, outlined by our regulator (Charity Commission).  These are summarised into 6 main duties which you should understand before applying for this role.  More further details, see: Charity trustee: what’s involved (CC3a) - GOV.UK (

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make? You will become part of a diverse and inclusive Board of Trustees who work together to help the charity get ahead and do more activities aimed at improving life/services for people with a wide range of painful conditions.  Pain UK hits high for such a tiny charity and its our people who make a difference - through their passion, experience and dedication. 


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