TRUSTEE OPPORTUNITIES!

January 23rd, 2020

MATRIX Neurological is an innovative lived experience-led charity that supports children and young people who are living with an acquired brain injury; and provides practical and emotional support to their families.  We deliver a range of services under three workstreams: Case Management, Children and Young People Support and Family Support.  We employ two staff and have several volunteers.

The Board is looking to recruit 2-3 additional Trustees to assist with the management and governance of the charity.  Our Board comprises both parents and professionals.

Parents

Parent Trustees have an important role to play, as it is imperative that real life lived experiences and views are represented.  We would therefore like to hear from any parents of brain injured children who may be interested in becoming a Parent Trustee.  This is a great way to increase your skills, make friends and use your own experiences to help improve the lives of others.

People from Professional backgrounds

We are also interested in potential volunteers from professional backgrounds; in particular from those qualified in any of the following professions:

  • Accountancy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research
  • Third Sector Governance

It is not essential that you have any lived experience of childhood and adolescent acquired brain injury; but it would be an advantage.

ROLE PURPOSE FOR ALL TRUSTEES:

  1. To ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for public benefit
  2. Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
  3. Act in the charity’s best interests
  4. Ensure the charity is accountable
  5. Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  6. Act with reasonable care and skill

These are all volunteer roles, but travel expenses can be paid.

If you can spare a few hours a month and are interested in becoming a Trustee for Matrix Neurological, please contact Jan Rock on:

Tel:  01642 989116 or email jan@matrixneurological.org.uk for an Application Pack.


"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
Andrew Ross; former Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
Recolo; United Kingdom
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

Council for Disabled Children Community Funded Charity Excellence Lottery Funded Youth Foundation BBC CiN