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Treasurer

Treasurer

The Encephalitis Society is seeking a Treasurer to join our board of Trustees.

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.

The Encephalitis Society provides support and information to people affected by the condition, as well as to medical professionals with an interest. We raise awareness of encephalitis and collaborate on research into the condition.

OUR VISION is 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.

The Society is based in Malton, North Yorkshire and our trustees attend from all over the UK however for this position, and in support of our commitment to diversity and inclusion we would be particularly interested, but not exclusively, in hearing from candidates from Ireland/Eire and under-represented groups.

The Encephalitis Society is an exciting charity who delivers its quality services with passion and dynamism. We are highly regarded among the scientific and medical communities as well as among those we serve. We are looking for a Treasurer who will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, and are appropriate for the charity.

As Treasurer you will use your skills and experience to guide us through challenging times, shaping our financial systems and reporting alongside our governance, contributing to our strategic future and acting as an ambassador for all aspects of our work.

There is no need to have trustee experience to apply, but a keen desire to support our work is essential. We expect the candidate to hold (or to have held) an executive financial position.

We hold board meetings four times a year - a mix of weekend and evenings. Trustees are also expected to engage with the life of the charity from time to time attending events and so forth.

This role is voluntary and unremunerated.

If you would like to find out more, please contact:

Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive, ava@encephalitis.info and please put 'Trustee' in the subject line of any email.