Immunodeficiency UK – opportunities for trustees to join its board (application deadline: Wednesday 12th June 2024)

Immunodeficiency UK, a small, impactful patient organisation and a registered charity, that supports individuals and families affected by a primary or secondary immunodeficiency in the UK, is looking for at least two independent senior volunteers to join its Board to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to what the charity does and make it as effective as possible as a team.

The charity is particularly keen to recruit people who have organisational governance, risk management and charity sector experience.

Board members can be based anywhere in the UK as Board meetings take place via Zoom every two months.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 12th June 2024

Interviews will be arranged with trustees during June/early July and announced in mid-July.   

An induction will be planned, and new trustees will be appointed from August. 

Full details can be found on the Immunodeficiency UK websitePlease share details with anyone in your networks who may be interested in applying.

Many thanks to Dr Susan Walsh, Chief Executive Officer at Immunodeficiency UK, for contacting us with details of this opportunity.

Launched on the 1st April 2021, Immunodeficiency UK is a charity supporting individuals and families affected by a primary or secondary immunodeficiency in the UK. 

Its  aims are to help ensure that those affected by primary and secondary immunodeficiency have the knowledge needed to manage their condition effectively and to ensure that their health needs are understood and addressed by those involved in policy and delivery of healthcare.

Primary immunodeficiency, often shortened to PID, is a term used to cover a large number of different conditions that affect how the body’s immune system works. Having a PID leaves individuals with reduced or no natural defence against germs, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, which surround us every day.

Secondary immunodeficiency (SID) occurs when the immune system is weakened by another treatment or illness.  The signs and symptoms of SID are the same as for primary immunodeficiency; that is, frequent, prolonged or unusual infections. 

Further information about Immunodeficiency UK can be found on its website.