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We are recruiting a voluntary Trustee with financial expertise to join our Executive Committee for a three-year term

Friday 2 July 2021


Who we are

BHIVA is the leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care. Since 1995, we have been committed to providing excellent care for people living with and affected by HIV. BHIVA is a national advisory body on all aspects of HIV care and we provide a national platform for HIV care issues. Our representatives contribute to international, national and local committees dealing with HIV care. In addition, we promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education within HIV care.


Objects of the Association

  • To relieve sickness and to protect and preserve health through the development and promotion of good practice in the treatment of HIV and HIV-related illnesses

  • To advance public education in the subjects of HIV and the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of HIV-related illnesses through the promotion of research and the dissemination of the useful results of such research


The Role

We are looking for a finance specialist to provide advice and guidance to the Executive Committee and Honorary Treasurer. Our Executive Committee oversees the work of the Association and its Subcommittees. BHIVA is particularly concerned to make sure that budgeting arrangements are efficient, as well as being ethical and environmentally sensitive. Securing the long-term financial future of the Association is imperative.


Are you the right candidate?

We are looking to recruit one new voluntary Trustee member with specialist knowledge in financial issues, preferably including in the charity sector. You should demonstrate:

  • An appreciation of charity fundraising principles and practices

  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of issues relating to UK voluntary sector organisations

  • Experience as an effective contributor to committee work, with sufficient time to give to the role (estimated at 8 hours per quarter)

  • The ability to think strategically about the financial issues relating to BHIVA, with sufficient expertise and weight to act as an effective and independent adviser to the Executive Committee on those issues

People living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply. BHIVA is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage applications from communities in the UK who are particularly affected by HIV.


Tenure

The initial appointment will be for three years, renewable for a further three years by agreement. The position is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be met.


As a Trustee you will have:

  • Induction, training and reimbursable expenses

  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills

  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals

  • Influence to shape innovative projects

  • The chance to improve the health and wellbeing of those effected by HIV and HIV related illnesses

For queries and to apply, please contact bhiva@bhiva.org.