Who we are
In response to extreme emergencies, Magpas Air Ambulance bring the very best pre-hospital medical care, in the air or on land, including treatments usually only available in a hospital. Our service operates 24/7 and, on average, answers four calls for help a day treating around 900 patients in life-threatening emergencies every year.
We serve the communities of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and across the East of England and are dispatched by both the East of England and the East Midlands Ambulance Service Trusts – caring for a population of over 10 million.
What is involved
We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and passionate Trustee to Chair our board of trustees and help guide and support the leadership of our organisation. By volunteering as a Trustee of a local charity, you will be part of a team of 12 Trustees that come together in a mission to care for and positively impact the local and wider communities that we serve.
Our Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, it’s financial health and the probity of its activities in accordance with our governing, legal and regulatory guidelines. Trustees work closely with our Executive Leadership Team and Chief Executive and play a valuable role in the development and sustainability of our service.
You will be required to Chair a minimum of 4 Trustee board meetings each year and ad hoc subcommittee meetings throughout the year, the voluntary time commitment varies but is on average no more than 8 hours per month. Trustees with the relevant skill set may also be required to join a subcommittee, which includes; Clinical Governance, Executive Leadership, Capital Campaign, Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee,(all meetings currently take place virtually). Meetings in the future may be a mixture of virtual and in person, usually at Magpas Headquarters or the Air Base, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Trustees are also expected to take part in Board development/planning sessions (typically one per year) and are encouraged to represent the Charity at public events and take an active part in promotional activities, training and development.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a new Chair of Trustees who strongly identifies with our purpose, ambitions and values. This is an immensely rewarding opportunity to work closely with our Chief Executive, Executive Leadership Team and Trustees to influence the future success of Magpas Air Ambulance and the wider communities that we serve.
You will be a clear strategic thinker, financially literate and a strong team-builder. Energetic and ambitious, you will bring outstanding leadership, good governance experience and chairing skills to our Trustee Board. You will also demonstrate commitment to our purpose by utilising your strategic leadership experience. With an inclusive style that values diversity of thought and collaborative decision-making, you will be diplomatically astute and a strong communicator.
Our new Trustees will receive an induction, and training and 1-2-1 support will be available where needed.
Magpas Air Ambulance are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to create an environment where everyone can be the best they can be, where they feel welcome and are free from bias and discrimination. We are working to increase the diversity of the board and would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under represented, including females and those from a BAME background.
Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.
If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the ‘apply' button to be directed to our website where you can download the Role Description and find details of how to apply.
Closing date: 28th May 2021
Virtual interviews to be held on: TBC