Do you have pulmonary fibrosis? If so, we are looking for new trustees to join our vibrant and talented board.
Too few people understand the devastating impact of pulmonary fibrosis, with access to treatments and support too late or too hard to access.
At APF we urgently want to change this.
APF is governed by a board of charity trustees. Having trustees living with pulmonary fibrosis ensures the highest levels of decision making are informed by lived experience.
At APF, charity trustees play a vital role in making sure the charity is run in the interests of the people it is there to support. They strategically oversee the management of the charity. Read more here: Become a Trustee
Currently we have a vacancy for someone living with PF. At APF we are committed to diversity and inclusion across our staff team, volunteers and trustee board and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, ages and genders. As we work towards making our board truly representative of the PF community we would particularly like to encourage people from Black, Asian and racialised communities to apply.
You don’t need previous experience at board level. You’ll be assigned a buddy (a fellow trustee) to go through papers ahead of board meetings so you feel confident. APF board meetings are a place to ask questions, challenge ourselves to do better and support each other to achieve our best for people affected by pulmonary fibrosis.
We ask trustees to meet up to 5 times a year (sometimes online or if in-person we meet in Peterborough, though we always offer hybrid options) on Saturdays every 3 months. Dates are set a year in advance. We also ask trustees to try and attend an annual staff and trustee away day (again in Peterborough, sometimes with hybrid options).
Whilst a standard term as a trustee is 3 or 6 years, we recognise it may feel hard to commit to these terms if you have pulmonary fibrosis. And so, we’ve introduced 6 monthly check ins with the Chair, with a flexible approach to length of terms served, prioritising health needs at all times.
The role description can be found here: Role Description
The Treasurer Trustee Recruitment Pack can be found here: Recruitment Pack
Out of pocket expenses for travel and training will be covered by APF.
We ask you to register your interest with Louise Wright, CEO. You can contact Louise via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to apply to become a trustee we will ask for a written or filmed statement outlining relevant life experience and your motivation for joining the board, along with a current CV if you have one.
Deadline for applications is Monday 11th March @ 10am.
Joining a board can take several months, as our trustees are volunteers and we work around board meetings and people’s diaries. Do bear with us.
You can learn more about becoming a trustee here and the eligibility criteria: Becoming a Trustee