Dentists’ benevolent fund seeks trustees

04 October, 2023 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

The BDA Benevolent Fund is seeking two trustees experienced in finance or fundraising.

For 140 years the Fund has worked to support dental students, dentists and their families throughout the UK. Receiving over 160 applications in 2022, it provides grant funding and wellbeing services to those facing difficult situations.

The Fund is looking for two Trustees to be co-opted — appointed immediately — to join the Board and stand for election by the members at the Annual General Meeting in June 2024.

You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the dental community

“As a Trustee, you can make a real difference through your involvement and applying your knowledge to support and develop our work,” it said.

After undertaking an analysis of the current Board, it has identified specific characteristics or experiences we are looking for to enhance those offered by the existing Trustees. It is also aiming to improve the Board’s diversity to better reflect society, applicants and the dental community.

The Fund particularly welcomes interest and applications from:

  • the global majority
  • dental students
  • people with disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • non-dentists

It would welcome those residing/working in Scotland and/ or Wales and those with expertise in finance or fundraising.

“This could be your first Trustee role, or you could already have some experience as a Trustee. We have a full induction process and ongoing training to support you.

“You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the dental community as well as develop or enhance your skills and knowledge of the charity sector.

“Trustee positions are voluntary, but we don’t expect you to be out of pocket for carrying out your role, so expenses for travel, etc. are paid in accordance with our expenses policy.”

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