2021 is going to be another exciting year for the charity and right now we want to talk to people who might consider becoming an elected trustee for Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s UK will be holding elections for two England volunteer trustee posts in 2021 (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland elections are in 2022 and 2023). Being a trustee offers the chance to shape the charity’s work at the highest level and make a real difference to people affected by Parkinson’s.
We are keen to find people who can help us reach and engage groups within our community who are not as well represented on our current board. You might be living with young onset Parkinson’s, come from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, or be working in Parkinson’s-related health and social care. Whatever your background, we want people who can bring fresh perspectives and help us make sure we are representing our whole community in the charity’s leadership.
We welcome first time trustees, as well as people who have done governance roles in the past. All our trustees are volunteers and while being a trustee does need time and effort, you can do it alongside a regular full-time position or other commitments.
Becoming a trustee is both a rewarding way to contribute your skills and experience to a cause that is important to you, and a way to learn fantastic new skills. You don’t need to decide straight away, but you do need to be a member of Parkinson’s UK for 6 months before elections to be eligible so it is worth signing up now.