Chair and Trustees

We are seeking a new Chair and new Trustees to join our Board and bring their skills and experiences to help ensure good governance and to steer Meningitis Now through the coming years

Position: Chair/Trustees

Meningitis Now is committed to the fight against meningitis. We save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support for people whose lives have been changed by meningitis.

We've been leading the fight against meningitis for 35 years and we're proud of the difference we've made. But we know the fight isn't over yet. Every day, 22 people in the UK contract meningitis. For us, that’s 22 too many. 

To find out more, please download our Recruitment Pack, which also includes the role descriptions and personal specification for each role.  

We want to represent the breadth and diversity of the UK and particularly welcome expressions of interest from a diverse range of professional and personal backgrounds. We especially welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities as these are currently underrepresented on our board. 

If you would like to find out more prior to making an application, Sue Davie, Consultant, is available to speak with prospective applicants on an informal basis. Please contact her on

Ready to apply? 

Please complete the online application form below and contact Laura Smith, HR Officer with any application queries. Following submission, applicants will be asked to anonymously complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be held separately from applications. 

Closing date: 10am Monday 14 June 2021 
Shortlisted candidate will be informed by: Friday 2 July 2021  
Interviews will be held (via videoconferencing): 5 and 9 July 2021

Meningitis Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS check. 

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Meningitis Now Trustee Application Form

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We are looking for applicants from a diverse range of professional and personal backgrounds, particularly with fundraising and income generation, marketing and communications or charity sector skills and experience. 

Skills, expertise, knowledge, qualifications

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Please provide the names and address of 2 referees - they will not be approached unless you are shortlisted for interview.
Please provide your current/most recent employer as your first referee
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Terms and conditions

Given the nature of the role  for which I have applied, I understand that any offer will be subject to information on my criminal record being disclosed to the Organisation by the Disclosure and Barring Service. (Please note that the amendments to the Exemptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found at the Disclosure and Barring Service website.)

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