Trustees required from Legal, Human Resources & Finance Backgrounds
Health Equalities Group is a public health collective started in 2005 consisting of the registered charity Heart of Mersey and two social enterprises – HM Partnerships (Community Interest Company) and the European Healthy Stadia Network (Community Interest Company).
Our influence and impact over the last twelve years has been significant, working as one of the key health agencies to introduce smoke-free policies to Liverpool ahead of national legislation in 2007, coordinating the North West’s own anti-obesity programme (Food Active), and establishing a health partnership with UEFA which has resulted to high profile projects at EURO 2012 and 2016.
We are continuing a period of growth and development as we aim to increase our social impact across the North West region and our influence both nationally and internationally. Our Board of Trustees currently includes preeminent figures from cardiology, local authority finance, Directors of Public Health, marketing, the charity sector and medical law.
As part of our plans for growth we are seeking new Trustees with skills and experience in:
- Legal & Human Resources: We are particularly keen to secure a new trustee from a legal or human resources background who would be able to support the charity in navigating HR issues and organisational change, but also intellectual property law.
- Finance: As an individual with strong financial planning and/or accounting skills your help would be essential in ensuring that Health Equalities Group develops and succeeds in the coming years, with direct input to our finance committee.
What can we offer you?
In return for a commitment of attending four trustees meetings per year and occasional subcommittee meetings, you will be part of an ambitious, growing organisation that is delivering public benefit through our research, programmes, campaigns, lobbying and advocacy. You will be joining and supporting an organisation that is recognised at European-level for our work on tackling health inequalities. You will also be able to act as an ‘Ambassador’ for the group at events and ceremonies throughout the year.
We will also, where possible, offer you professional development opportunities and the opportunity to be included in the press and publicity of our work.
Please note that as we are a registered charity we are unable to pay Trustees. Reasonable expenses will however be reimbursed.
If you are interested in applying for a trustee position with Health Equalities Group, please send your CV and a one page letter of application illustrating why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience are aligned to the areas of expertise we require, and how you will add overall value to the Board. We will be interviewing for new trustees in late July, so please respond to us by Monday 24th July at the latest.
You can find out more about Health Equalities Group at www.hegroup.org.uk