The Hypermobility Syndromes Association was originally founded in 1993 as a network of local support groups. It has now grown into an internationally recognised charitable incorporated organisation.

Our Mission:

To help those living with hypermobility syndromes to be independent and live well. Supporting growth in our community, enabling connectivity, encouraging knowledge and independence, and helping shorten diagnosis times.

The Trustee role

After going through a year of change and re-structure, we are at the start of an exciting new chapter in the life of the HMSA.  We are looking for 3-4 motivated, positive, committed trustees who share an understanding of what our charity is seeking to achieve for our service-users, their families and friends.

We are especially looking for trustees with skills and experience in one or more of the following:

  • HR policy and processes, including employment legislation, recruitment, performance management and pay.
  • Working with or at a high level within the NHS, including service commissioning.
  • Financial management, including funding allocation/budget monitoring, financial risk management, and interpreting financial data and assessing financial performance against strategic priorities
  • Understanding of governance of non profits/charities
  • Trustee administration - writing minutes, recording decisions, and maintaining registers

Board meetings are held every quarter with most held via Zoom, but at least one per year will be held in Oxfordshire. The Board of trustees are responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the HMSA and guides and supports the Executive Manager and her staff.

We also want to increase the diversity of our board to enable us to better support members of our community who are also of minority groups.

To find out more:

To find out more about joining the HMSA’s Board of Trustees, please contact Hannah Ensor (Chair) at [email protected]