Pharmacist Support is looking for potential candidates to recruit four trustees to its board.

The profession’s charity says up to three of these trustees could be pharmacists with the fourth position being filled by lay member — an individual from outside the world of pharmacy who brings key skills and life experiences.

Applicants would need to be able to commit to approximately a day of their time per month for quarterly board and subcommittee meetings, however for officers and committee members this may be higher.

The role of the trustee is to ensure the charity complies with its governing documents and legislation and pursues its stated objectives always acting in the best interests of its beneficiaries.

The board is also responsible for ensuring the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its stated objectives and defining strategic direction and overall policy setting, as well as monitoring and evaluating performance.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a passion for supporting people across our pharmacy family,” commented Pharmacist Support chief executive Danielle Hunt.

“As an organisation we not only want to ensure our services reflect the needs of and are accessible to all in our pharmacy family, but that the makeup and skills of our team also reflect this diversity. We’re keen to highlight that ‘lived’ experience is more important than previous Board or Trustee experience as full training will be given.

“With an exciting five-year strategy in place, the charity is in a really exciting period of development. We encourage anyone who feels they could contribute to our dynamic and innovative charity, to get in touch.”

As the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support relies heavily on a dedicated team of volunteers to support its work. At the beginning of 2021, the charity announced plans to enhance its volunteer schemes to ensure that they reflect the diverse experiences, backgrounds and needs of all in their pharmacy family.

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