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Chair of Trustees at Peer Action

We are a small charity offering peer-led support to people living with HIV. We focus on enjoying good health with well-being and therapy days, sports and leisure activities in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas.

Our Aims and Objectives are:

To encourage participants living with HIV to value their health and well being while minimising the impact of isolation and anxieties, though community focused peer socialising, education and support

To enhance the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual health and well being of people living with HIV.

To reduce anxiety and stress, by building resilience and skills for each participant, whilst improving their relationship with themselves and others

To support the formation of groups for various activities - social, physical, companionship, support, training, and advice.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

Peer Action is recruiting a new Chair of Trustees to head the board of volunteer trustees.

Peer Action has been established to encourage and empower individuals living with HIV to value their health and well-being while minimising the impact of loneliness and anxieties.

We are a small voluntary organisation with ambitious plans for future expansion of our services as we ease out of the current Covcid-19 restrictions.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Although previous experience as a trustee is required, the person appointed will be offered an induction process with the current trustees.

What skills or qualities are needed?

A general background in any of the following:
Strategy, governance, finance, HR, fundraising would be useful.
Previous experience as a chair of a charity as it pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.

Works in partnership with the board of trustees and support the volunteers, helping them achieve the aims of the charity; and to optimise the relationship between the board of trustees and the volunteers.

Facilitates the board of trustees in carefully considered strategic decision-making.

We are particularly keen to recruit someone from the local community in Brighton and Hove, East or West Sussex.

As the charity is operated virtually, board meetings are held monthly by Zoom on the second Thursday of each month between 7.00pm and 8.00pm. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of Peer Action.

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Date added

7th July 2021


Peer Action

Deadline for applications

30 Sep 2021


People with health problems


Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Rob Hammond

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