England Volunteer Engagement Group Member

Location (UK): England (remote)
Hours: 4 meetings per year
Travel: Meetings are held in person and remotely.
Closing date: Friday 22nd September 2023

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us achieve a future free from arthritis.

We are looking for people with lived experience of arthritis to join our Volunteer Engagement Group in England. You are someone with a Campaigning, Fundraising or People and Culture background who wants to use your experience and skills to help us deliver our 5 year strategy. Acting as a representative voice of people with lived experience of arthritis, you will inspire and influence the work of Versus Arthritis and support us to achieve our Organisational goals. We are keen to increase the diversity of our Volunteer Engagement Group and encourage younger people, men and people from a broad range of ethnicities and backgrounds.

About the role

This is a great opportunity to put the voice of people with arthritis at the heart of our work towards a future free from arthritis. You will be invited to attend 4 meetings per year where you will learn more about our plans and use your skills and experience to meet the needs of people with arthritis.

About you

If your knowledge, skills and experience include the following then we’d love to hear from you:

  • You are a volunteer with Versus Arthritis or a person with lived experience of arthritis.
  • You have a background in campaigning, fundraising or people and culture.
  • You will be a representative voice of volunteers and people with lived experience of arthritis.
  • You will actively contribute to discussions and act as a critical friend to Versus Arthritis.
  • You will be an ambassador and help inspire and influence the work of Versus Arthritis.

Apply for the role

If you would like to apply for this role, please tell us how your experience will help us achieve our mission of a future free from arthritis in no more than 500 words. You can email us at involvement@versusarthritis.org

About us

We have made a commitment in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part. 

There are over 10 million people living with arthritis. That’s one in six, with over half of those living in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition slowly intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of ageing or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is OK. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process we will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to ensure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156