Governance

DHIVERSE is governed by a Board of Trustees who come from a variety of backgrounds, united by their wish to both create positive change for those living with HIV and to promote the importance of good sexual health. The Board currently has 6 members.

The Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for the long-term well-being of the charity and act as guardians of its assets. They must ensure that the organisation has a clear strategic direction, is properly managed and operates to high standards of governance.

The Board meets at least four times each year but Trustees also participate in informal events. The time commitment varies according to each Trustee’s circumstances and could be as little as few hours each month.

One key way to support DHIVERSE is to become a Trustee of the charity. This is a voluntary role, but one that is challenging and central to the working of the charity. It is similar to being a Director of a commercial company.

The job of the Trustee is a demanding and wide-ranging one. It requires good judgement, a commitment to the charity’s mission and the ability to work as part of a team with diverse skills and background. Becoming a Trustee is a significant responsibility and requires energy and commitment but it is also extremely personally rewarding and a crucial element in the structure and success of the charity overall.

The work of a Trustee is very rewarding and enjoyable, and offers an opportunity to use your skills and experience to support and guide our work. For some people becoming a Trustee can also help in learning new skills.

To become a Trustee you must be nominated by a Board member with a second Board member supporting the nomination.

To find out more contact Sharron Spindler on 01223 508805 or info@dhiverse.org.uk.

 

DHIVERSE Board of Trustees @ June 2016

Rob Turner (Chair)
City Councillor (South Cambs) and local businessman

Dr Stephen Bentley (Treasurer)
Company Director, Medical Practitioner

Susan Walker
University Lecturer

Jeffrey Grierson
Professor of Health and Social Care

Amy Nowell
Nurse & Sexual Health Worker

Trustees can be contacted at:
DHIVERSE, Office B, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ or by email at info@dhiverse.org.uk