Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leighton Buzzard
Salary: 0
Reference: 2021.09
Contact Name: Colette Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2021 10:20

Job Description

The MedicAlert Foundation Charity Finance Trustee (NED) 

The MedicAlert Foundation is a UK charity providing life-saving support and assurance to its members since 1964. In the event of an emergency, crucial medical information can be accessed by emergency professionals allowing for fast and accurate treatment. As the original and best provider of medical ID services, MedicAlert is a small, friendly and productive charity with its own production unit and member support team including in-house medical professionals. We place our members at the heart of all we do, providing them and their loved ones with peace of mind and giving them confidence to live life to the full, be active and join in. 

About the position:
Over the last few years, MedicAlert has successfully implemented transformational change. We are now moving into the next phase of development and growth. To join our Board you will need to have a passion for our mission and a willingness to get involved.

As well as the opportunity to inform and influence MedicAlert’s life saving services to our members, we offer an engaged and dynamic team, the opportunity to work with us remotely/online and a fully accessible office environment. The MedicAlert Board strives for equality, diversity and inclusion where all Trustees feel valued and respected and welcomes all applicants.

As our current Finance Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee is coming to the end of their term of office, we are looking to recruit a new Trustee (Non-Executive Charity Director) with a financial background and experience of finance strategy and operations. As a qualified accountant, you will ideally have experience of the charitable sector. You will have strong demonstrable skills in building and developing working relationships that will help the charity grow its membership base and profile and be motivated to use your own networks and experience to help create opportunities to raise the profile of MedicAlert’s services with key audiences.  

We are also seeking: 

  • An ability to influence the strategic direction of an organisation 

  • A passion for delivering quality services to our members

  • Experience of senior external representation and advocacy, leading to the establishment of beneficial third party collaborations, relationships and commercial growth

  • We are also seeking Finance Director experience,  chairing of finance related committees and knowledge of the financial aspects of the Charities Act and of charity accounting. 

  • Strong teamworking skills, ability to motivate and bring people together

  • Experience or understanding of working with or as part of a Board would be beneficial but is not required

  • In addition, knowledge and experience in the healthcare sector, including urgent or emergency care would be very much welcomed but is not mandatory

To Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining how you believe your attributes and experience would benefit MedicAlert and our member communities, and the skills you could bring to our Board.

Closing date: 8th October 2021
Interviews: from 18th October 2021