Trustee (voluntary position)

Employer
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Location
Current HQ in Stourbridge, West Midlands; New HQ in Cosford, Shropshire from Spring 2023.
Salary
Voluntary position (with reimbursement of expenses under the Trustees’ Expenses Policy)
Closing date
16 Jul 2022

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INTRODUCTION

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) is currently seeking to appoint three Trustees – to enhance the skills, experience and diversity of our Board of Trustees, and to accommodate recent growth and governance needs.

Our Trustees are volunteers and are highly valued for their contribution to the Charity.   Becoming a Trustee will allow you to make a real difference to MAAC’s helicopter-led emergency service - providing the opportunity to use your professional skills and life experiences to make a demonstrable impact.

The closing date for applications is 09:00am Monday 18th July 2022.

HOW TO APPLY

Please download and read the full Trustee Recruitment Pack available here https://www.midlandsairambulance.com/media/3970/maac-trustee-recruitment-pack-2022.pdf

Please e-mail your CV, with a short statement on why you would like to become a Trustee for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, to Nicola.Rees@midlandsairambulance.com

If you would like an informal conversation with the Board Chair, one of the Trustees or CEO before you apply, please e-mail or call Nicola Rees (Company Secretary) who will liaise to arrange.

Nicola.Rees@midlandsairambulance.com, 07736 923546

ABOUT MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY (MAAC)

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) was formed in 1991 and provides a well-established, long serving, pre-hospital, helicopter-led emergency service across the six counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire. We offer enhanced critical care provision,  bringing hospital-level procedures and medicines and specialist Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic skills to the patient at the scene.

We operate three aircraft from locations across our geography, along with a fleet of Rapid Response Vehicles and Critical Care Cars in support of our mission. MAAC currently funds its services entirely by fundraising – raising circa £15 million each year to meet that cost. However, MAAC’s five year strategy includes further income diversification.

In 2021 we celebrated our 30-year anniversary, and in April 2022 we became an independent healthcare provider with CQC registration and employing our own Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics.

MAAC’s head office is currently in Stourbridge, West Midlands. MAAC’s head office will be moving in Spring 2023 to MAAC’s new purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in Cosford on the Shropshire/ Staffordshire border.

TRUSTEE ROLE DESCRIPTION

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) is both a registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee (i.e. a charitable company) therefore Trustees have duties and responsibilities as a Charity Trustee and Company Director (working to charity and company law). The Board of Trustees core role is a focus on governance, oversight, strategy, performance and assurance (not day to day management, which is delegated to the executive team).   

As a Trustee, you will work collectively with other Trustees to ensure the charity is fulfilling its purposes as effectively as possible with responsible use of the resources available.

We estimate the time commitment equates to circa 10 to 12 days per year (including quarterly Board meetings and quarterly Committee meetings; mixture of in person and virtual).

Trustee appointment is for an initial term of 4 years with possible re-appointment for a further 4 year term.  The Trustee role is voluntary (with reimbursement of expenses under the Trustees’ Expenses Policy).  The Charity’s governing document allows the charity to pay for Trustee Indemnity Insurance.

ABOUT YOU

Essential

We are looking for individuals who are able to make a real contribution to the organisation. You will be:

  • Committed – to MAAC’s purpose vision and value, and able to devote necessary time and effort to carry out Trustee responsibilities effectively.
  • Value-driven – with a belief in relevant values (e.g. Nolan Principles or NCVO’s Charity Ethical Principles) and leading by example.
  • Collective – a strong team player who can work with other Trustees to make decisions collectively to advance the best interests of the organisation and its beneficiaries.
  • Strategic, forward-thinking and analytical - with the capacity to look at situations objectively and analytically (drawing on multiple perspectives) and to apply good, independent judgment.
  • Aware - some understanding of governance, relevant legal duties and responsibilities (although training will be given).

Desirable

To be considered for this voluntary role, it would be helpful if you have Trustee, Board level or Executive/ Senior Management level experience.  Furthermore, it would help if you live in, work in or are closely connected with the geographical areas that MAAC serves.

With regards to ensuring a diverse and balanced board, we are looking for specific skills and experience in the following areas.

  • Pre-hospital emergency care expertise.
  • Commercial, fundraising, and/or business development expertise.
  • Experience and knowledge of NHS and health care commissioning
  • Rotor wing aviation and procurement experience.

The above specialisms are a priority, although we welcome applications from all backgrounds

 

 

Company

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) was formed in 1991 and provides a well-established, long serving, pre-hospital, helicopter-led emergency service across the six counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire. We offer enhanced critical care provision,  bringing hospital-level procedures and medicines and specialist Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic skills to the patient at the scene.

We operate three aircraft from locations across our geography, along with a fleet of Rapid Response Vehicles and Critical Care Cars in support of our mission. MAAC currently funds its services entirely by fundraising – raising circa £15 million each year to meet that cost. However, MAAC’s five year strategy includes further income diversification.

In 2021 we celebrated our 30-year anniversary, and in April 2022 we became an independent healthcare provider with CQC registration and employing our own Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics.

We are a forward thinking, fast paced organisation comprising of many parts. We operate: By air and land as a healthcare provider specialising in pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM); Within the aviation sphere with our fleet of 3 helicopters that are supported by our fleet of critical care rapid response vehicles; As a registered charity – with our lifesaving service supported by a broad range of fundraising activities, business operations, volunteering and corporate partnerships; As a retail business with an expanding portfolio of shops across the region and online sales platforms via our trading subsidiary Midlands Air Ambulance Trading Limited (MAATL).

MAAC’s head office is currently in Stourbridge, West Midlands. MAAC’s head office will be moving in Spring 2023 to MAAC’s new purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in Cosford on the Shropshire/ Staffordshire border.

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Telephone
07736923546
Location
Hawthorn House
Dudley Road
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY98BQ
United Kingdom
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