Trustees

Sussex MS Centre

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The Centre has a Board of Trustees to guide and help make good decisions: offering advice, expertise and support to staff on a day to day basis, as well as ensuring the financial and legal requirements of running a company and charity are all met.

Our Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024 

Our Vision

To improve the mental and physical health, well-being and life chances of people in Sussex living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Our Mission

To safely provide a range of services and facilities to realise our Vision in an economic and efficient way.

Values

  • Members. Our members and their carers are at the heart of everything we do
  • Volunteers. Our volunteers are valued and supported, and encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Respect. We treat everyone equally with dignity and respect
  • Teamwork. Members, volunteers and staff work together
  • Community. We foster peer support and participation
  • Environment. We provide an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment




Skills

Trustees volunteer their time and skills to support and shape the strategic direction of the Centre. Its an opportunity to make a significant contribution to our work and future. With that and the new building project in mind we would really welcome interest from people who are committed to our purpose with experience particularly in Fundraising, Managing Volunteers and Marketing (which we need currently) but we will welcome other skills too if you have them!

We expect board members to take an active interest in the organisation, regularly attending our events and helping us outside of the board meetings to achieve various organisational goals.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and time to devote to this we’d love to hear from you. We meet every two months on the third Monday of the month.




Benefits

  • We are a member of NCVO and Coomunity Works -  Trustees are encouraged to undertake any training they may require.
  • Opportunity to work and be a part of an MS Centre and gain social interaction (of which there is a lot, being a very friendly centre!) strengthening your ties to the local community
  • A chance to give back and feel you are able to really make a difference to the lives of those with MS within the Sussex region
  • Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose
  • There are social events once a month - always soemthing for everyone at some point during the year ranging from Quizzes to cream teas to magic to acappella to Elvis nights!

All travel expenses will be paid.

Practical Considerations

Travelling by car

Having travelled down the Old Shoreham Road (A270) or the coast Road (A259) and reached Southwick, there is a sign to the MS Centre on the corner of Croft Avenue just off Southwick Road. Drive along Croft Avenue and at the end turn left into the park (Southwick Recreation Ground).  Follow the road, turning right past the bowls club and keep going to the car park at the very end on your left and you will see the centre.

 Travelling by bus

There are a number of buses that stop near the Centre including the 60, 46 and 700.  For real time information on buses stopping near the Centre visit https://www.buses.co.uk/plan-your-journey to look at Brighton and Hove Buses. The 700 bus is operated by Stagecoach and covers the Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton area. Once you have arrived you need to make your way to Croft Avenue.  There is a sign to the MS Centre on the corner of the avenue, just off Southwick Road. Go to the end of Croft Avenue and turn left into the park (Southwick Recreation Ground).  Follow the road, turning right past the bowls club and keep going to the car-park at the very end on your left and you will see the centre.

Travelling by rail

We are a 7 minute walk from Southwick rail station. You can check the times of trains on the Southern Railway website. Once you have arrived you need to turn left out of the station to make your way to Croft Avenue.  There is a sign to the MS Centre on the corner of the avenue, just off Southwick Road. Go to the end of Croft Avenue and a turn left into the park (Southwick Recreation Ground).  Follow the road, turning right past the bowls club and keep going to the car-park at the very end on your left and you will see the centre.

Taxis

Brighton and Hove Council provide information on wheelchair accessible taxis in their area. For information on wheelchair accessible transport (taxis, Dial-a-Ride etc) in the Adur area please visit the Adur and Worthing Councils website.

 

When do I need to be available?

Details There will be events here and there that we need you to attend.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Croft Avenue
Southwick Recreation Ground
Southwick
West Sussex
BN42 4AB

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training