Become a trustee

Become a trustee

We have a highly skilled team of Trustees leading our charity. They bring a range of attributes and working backgrounds to the Board. Trustees are responsible for the running of the Charity and are there to assist in making major decisions in the best interest of the Charity and its beneficiaries. Decisions are made as a group. Trustees are nominated and voted onto the Board at the Annual General Meeting.

Would you be interested in becoming a Trustee for SWEDA?

SWEDA is looking to strengthen our Trustee Board and attract further key members to enhance our work. The key skills we are looking for in current candidates include financial and legal. People with backgrounds in either of these areas within the charity sector are particularly desirable candidates. 

Other skills may also be of interest, such as clinical, education and fundraising. In addition to possessing demonstrable experience of the above, the ideal trustee would also bring the following attributes:

  • Good, independent judgement and strategic vision
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to the organisation and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad-hoc basis

The most effective boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. SWEDA welcomes individuals from a range of backgrounds, including those who have had experience of eating disorders themselves or someone close to them.

Click here to apply via REACH Volunteering, who are managing the recruitment.

Some of the SWEDA Trustees standing together outside the premises


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