Headway B&S has always been fortunate to have a strong board of Trustee Directors who have been fully supportive to the Chief Executive, and forward thinking in its approach. The board of directors of the company are also trustees of the charity.We are always keen to expand the Board of Trustee Directors and especially welcome people with different skills, and from many backgrounds. We try to have a wide representation of people to ensure that we have input from people of all ages, disability, sex and race. All Trustees receive an Induction Pack and Directors Handbook fully explaining the roles and responsibilities. Being a Trustee does not always require experience and skills, we also welcome people who are able to give their time and enthusiasm. We expect that a Trustee will give a small amount of commitment to turning up for meetings etc. and understand that everything discussed in meetings, is to be treated with the strictest of confidence.
We are always in need of people with the following experiences:
a carer of someone with a disability
work experience in a Primary Care Trust or Local Authority
work experience in Health or Social Care
local community involvement in the West Midlands
a carer of someone with a disabilitywork experience in a Primary Care Trust or Local Authoritywork experience in Health or Social Carelocal community involvement in the West Midlandsbusiness skills
Occasionally Trustees may be asked to join a sub-committee. They are usually set up for a particular 'one off' project, or certain aspects of the management of Headway B&S that would benefit from Trustee input, such as Quality Standards Review or Policy making. If you are interested in joining our Board as a Trustee Director, please contact David Chater by leaving your details at 0121-457-7541 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headway Birmingham & Solihull PATRON
Professor Tony Belli
Director of the NIHR SRMRC
Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery, University of Birmingham and
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
David Chater - Chairman
Retired Business Executive
Richard Langton - Secretary
Solicitor Slater & Gordon Lawyers
John Barnes - Acting Treasurer
Delini De Silva ~ Area Business & Finance Officer for Sense
Neelam Heera ~ Paralegal
Jonathan Cassidy ~ Senior HR Business Partner
Peter Durham ~ Headway Volunteer
Rachel Kinning ~ Carer of brain injured person & Teacher
Bill Costello ~ Brain Injured client - OBSERVER
David Chater receiving his Award and John Barnes receiving his Award
Two of our volunteer Trustee Directors David Chater and John Barnes were honoured at the Headway UK Awards Ceremony, which was held on Thursday, 10 December 2009, at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
David Chater, Chairman of Headway Birmingham & Solihull was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless commitment to Headway Birmingham & Solihull and John Barnes, Treasurer was one of three nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award, which he achieved for his admirable work in helping people with brain injury over 10 years.
Sue Tyler, Chief Executive of Headway Birmingham & Solihull said that David and John were both wonderfully dedicated, caring and hard-working men. During their time as volunteers Headway Birmingham and Solihull has become one of the largest groups in the Headway Network.
In 2013 John Barnes was awarded an MBE for his dedication to Charity Work.