Encephalitis Society - Fundraising Trustee
The Encephalitis Society is a national charity with worldwide links, a registered charity, a company Ltd by Guarantee, and the only resource of its kind in the world.
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain usually caused by infection or by our own autoimmune system attacking the brain. Encephalitis is indiscriminate showing no respect for age, sex, nationality or culture and we estimate around 4000 new cases every year within UK. Mortality is high (10-30%) even with treatment. With improvements in drug therapy and intensive care treatments more people are surviving than in the past. This means that many people are left with an acquired brain injury, the degree and severity of which will vary. People often have cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioural problems as a result of encephalitis.
To live in a world where Encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be given its eradication is unlikely, and that those affected and their families, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation and other forms of social support.
We are currently looking to talk to people who have in-depth experience in IT and also in Fundraising, and who may be interested in becoming one of our Board of Trustees. If you have skills in either of these areas and interest and/or experience in working with a successful charity then we ask in the first instance that you would send a brief email and CV detailing your experience and interest.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment