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Pharmacist Support seeks ‘lived experience’ for four trustee positions

Danielle Hunt: We want to ensure the skills of our team reflect the diversity of our pharmacy family
Danielle Hunt: We want to ensure the skills of our team reflect the diversity of our pharmacy family

The profession’s charity Pharmacist Support is looking to appoint four trustees to its board as part of a push towards greater diversity of experiences in its leadership.

Up to three of the voluntary positions will be pharmacists, however the remaining positions will be filled by lay trustees outside the pharmacy sector, Pharmacist Support said today (June 7).

Their role will be to ensure the charity complies with its governing documents and legislation, and that it pursues its stated objectives and acts in the best interest of its beneficiaries, the charity explained.

Interested applicants need to be able to commit at least one day per month for quarterly and subcommittee meetings, for a three-year term, it added.

Applications will close on August 2 at 12pm, with interviews to be held on September 29 and October 1. The successful applicants will begin observing meetings in December 2021, and will start their roles in 2022.

Pharmacist Support chief executive Danielle Hunt said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a passion for supporting people across our pharmacy family.

“As an organisation, we not only want to ensure our services reflect the needs of and are accessible to all in our pharmacy family, but that the makeup and skills of our team also reflect this diversity. We’re keen to highlight that ‘lived experience’ is more important than previous board or trustee experience as full training will be given.

“With an exciting five-year strategy in place, the charity is in a really exciting period of development. We encourage anyone who feels they could contribute to our dynamic and innovative charity to get in touch.”

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