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Role

Independent Examiner

  • Location

    Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Health/Medical

  • Contact:

    David Holden

  • Contact email:

    david.holden@achalasia-action.org

  • Role ref:

    IE1

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    24-11-2020

  • Client:

    Achalasia Action

A newly formed charity, Achalasia Action, has been set up to care for around 6,000 people in the UK that have either been diagnosed or have achalasia symptoms.

Achalasia is an uncommon condition that affects the nerves and muscles of the oesophagus, mainly at the lower end where it meets the stomach. It hinders the passage of food and fluid down the oesophagus and entering the stomach which results in difficulty swallowing causing pain and extreme discomfort to the patient. It is a condition that can affect the young as well as adults.

The charity is administered by achalasia patients with the help of doctors/consultants involved in treating the condition in London and the rest of the UK as well as liaison with similar organisations in Europe and the US, and intends to provide advice to patients and carers suffering from this condition to which there is no known cause.

Being the first such charity in the UK to undertake this role, we have been fortunate to immediately receive significant grants that require the need for an Independent Examiner. We are looking for a profesional person who feels they have an affinity with our aims.

The role is a voluntary one and we would be looking for a review of our accounts once per annum to ensure that we are correctly following all rules and guidance. If interested, please send covering letter explaining interest, together with cv or details of your firm to david.holden@achalasia-action.org