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.


"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
Cathy Jonson; Rehab without Walls; United Kingdom.
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"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
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
The Children's Trust; United Kingdom
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"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
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
Claire Willis; Australia

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 Charity Excellence Lottery Funded