Would you consider becoming a CHO Trustee?
The Confederation of Healing Organisations (CHO) is the leading charity advancing the practice of Healing: promoting its benefits as a recognised complementary therapy by providing education, research and information to a wider audience of Healing and healthcare practitioners and society as a whole.
What we do
- provide a range of services and benefits to our healing organisation and individual members
- instigate, fund and support research into Healing and its practice
- administer the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP)
- provide an authoritative information resource and voice for the Healing community
- represent the interests of the Complementary Therapy sector at parliamentary level and work with sector specific standards bodies.
This is an exciting time for us as we work to increase membership and provide increased training opportunities and services for the members of both the CHO and BRCP. We're also working on exciting projects to raise awareness of Healing and other complementary therapies and promote their integration into mainstream health and wellbeing provision.
You would be part of our Board of Trustees, responsible for steering and governing the charity to help make these things happen.
Our Board currently consists of five trustees, supported by a full-time Chief Executive and part-time administrative help.
We are looking for committed and energetic people with an interest in Healing/Complementary Therapies, to join us in furthering our work. We're particularly interested in hearing from you if you have previous experience of trusteeship / management of a small charity; a business background; fundraising, or PR expertise; and/or experience in the health and wellbeing sector. However, this should not deter those who are new to trusteeship from applying.
All candidates should have:
- a commitment to fulfil responsibilities
- ability to practice good governance and see the bigger picture
- experience of strategy development
- willingness to participate at a tactical and practical level in projects and sub-committees
- time to attend and the willingness to contribute to Board meetings plus occasional others (AGM, sub-committees etc.)
- an open and honest, but professional manner
- IT skills: we communicate regularly by email and use video conferencing for most meetings
- capacity to engage in discussion and participate in the decision making process
- aptitude to follow things through to completion.
In return, you will be working on continued success for the CHO and BRCP, with a friendly group of people who are passionate about what they do, will respect your opinion and value your contribution.
Board meetings are held quarterly, predominantly online, with some taking place at locations viewed central to the team. This is a voluntary position with reasonable capped travel expenses. The initial term is three years, with a 6-month trial period to start.
We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and all walks of life. We are particularly under-represented by people from ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled and LGBT people, and people within the 20-50 age range.
Please send your CV, together with a covering letter telling us why you would suit being a trustee for us. If you'd like more information or a job description, please contact:us
Additionally, we are looking for a committed and energetic Treasurer with an interest in Healing/Complementary Therapies, to join us in furthering our work. In addition to fulfilling the usual duties, obligations and responsibilities of a trustee (as outlined above) and working with the Chief Executive, the Treasurer will:
- advise and guide on all aspects of our financial management
- monitor the financial administration of the charity
- prepare and present financial reports to the Board in accordance with the organisation’s governing documents and legal requirements
- be involved in budget setting and strategic financial planning
- carry out financial risk assessment on activities and investments
- ensure the maintenance of robust accounts records
- be responsible for supervising the recovery of Gift Aid
- assist the Independent Examiners in the preparation of the annual accounts
- make the annual return to the Charity Commission