Chair | Overcoming MS

Job Title: Chair | Overcoming MS
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid
Reference: Chair
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
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Job Published: August 03, 2021 13:44

Job Description

Overcoming MS (OMS) is the world’s leading multiple sclerosis (MS) healthy lifestyle charity. We share the evidence behind the OMS program focussing on the everyday practical things that people can do to improve their health outcomes and quality of life. We are unique in our whole person approach and practical evidence-based focus upon self-management of MS, formulated as a holistic program. This incudes following a plant based diet, supplementing with Vitamin D, exercising and using stress management techniques.

We believe that people with MS can lead full and healthy lives after a diagnosis.

Since our inception as a UK charity, inspired by Australian Professor of Medicine, Professor George Jelinek’s programme and book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, our founding Chair, Linda Bloom has grown and evolved OMS to inform, support and empower more people with MS and their families to live positive and fulfilling lives.

We have recently appointed a new CEO and have developed a new three-year strategy “Find Realistic Hope and Full Life, Find OMS”, which marks the beginning of a transformation programme to become more visible, accessible, and have a greater impact through information, support, empowerment, and collaboration. We want to have a bigger, wider and more inclusive impact in supporting, inspiring and fostering a culture of hope and positivity. We have the ingredients in place to build on our momentum to engage our community, healthcare professionals and others across the world.

Who we are looking for:

As we embark on our new strategy and enter a new phase in our development and growth, we are looking for a new Chair. As our new Chair you will be aligned to our vision, highly empathetic to our cause and motivated to support us to grow, scale and realise our vision of a world where people with MS feel empowered to take control of their health, are making informed lifestyle choices and living a full and healthy life. This will be a challenging but hugely rewarding role, offering the opportunity to take OMS to the next level and be the momentum for change.

We welcome a passionate, ambitious, and entrepreneurial focused leader to join us for this exciting next stage of development. We expect the time commitment to be circa three days a month.