Vacancy: Trustees

April 4, 2023

The Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) are looking for three volunteer Trustees to join our Board.

We are looking for Trustees who fit one of the following criteria:

  • A clinician
  • A communications, marketing, or PR professional
  • A charity sector professional

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the CLAPA’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

CLAPA is a small charity supporting people born with a cleft and their families in the UK. We bring together people affected by cleft to help them connect with others who share their experiences, welcoming them into a supportive community for life. Learn more about what we do.

Role Description:

The Board is looking for three new Trustees who are aligned with the ethos of the charity and would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to provide robust and dynamic governance to ensure we achieve our ambitions and remain financially solvent. Learn more about the role of Trustees in charities.

We are looking for Trustees with the following areas of experience:

  • A clinician (ideally a cleft specialist)
  • A communications, marketing or PR professional
  • A charity sector professional

In the role of Trustee, you will help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, as well as develop the strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations. Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential as a full induction will be provided.

Taking on the role of a Trustee is a significant undertaking. An appropriate time commitment will be required for the preparatory work required in between meetings as well as attendance at the meetings.

Please return your application by Friday 28th April 2023

Please see the pack below for a full role description:

Clinician Trustee Recruitment Pack

Communications, Marketing or PR Trustee Recruitment Pack

Charity Sector Professional Recruitment Pack

To apply for this role, please read the recruitment pack above in full and apply using the following application form:

Trustee Application Form

Contact CLAPA Chief Executive Claire Cunniffe at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or the application process.

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