new trustees wanted!

Our trustees are the team that are ultimately responsible for the organisation.

Many trustees have a strong connection to the cause, either through personal experience, or in their professional capacity (such as working as a health professional), but what is most important is that they want to help children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their families.

This is a really exciting time for CICRA. In the past few years  we have undertaken significant change: and we are growing our reputation as a passionate champion of the voice of children and young people with IBD. 

While we have much to be proud of in our forty five year history, we know that to achieve our vision of a childhood unlimited by IBD, there is much still to do. The key to this is involving young people and parents at the heart of our charity and reflecting the diverse range of families whose lives are turned upside down by Crohn's and colitis.

We currently have Trustee opportunities for those interested people with the following expertise:

  • Newsletter/enewsletter creation and production
  • Social Media
  • Website management
  • Medical Research (particularly IBD)

After reading this, we hope you feel inspired to register your interest in being a CICRA trustee and helping the charity to go from strength to strength.

register your interest in being a trustee for CICRA

To express your interest or get more information, please contact our Chair, Graham Lee, on or ring for a chat on 020 8949 6209.

email our Chair to register your interest

As an important member of our trustee team, you will help to make sure we are well run, in line with financial and legal requirements, and that what we do is in pursuit of our charitable objectives and represents the wishes of our beneficiaries (children and families affected by IBD). Our board is friendly and supportive and we draw on best practice from the charity sector, where there is lots of guidance and advice for trustees.

Being a trustee is a very important role and CICRA would not be the charity we are without the dedication and input of our trustees over the four decades of our existence. This incredible contribution is all the more precious because it is unpaid. But we also believe it is one of the most fulfilling roles, because you will be helping to change young lives for the better.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who are keen to help the charity go forward with our aims and objectives.

Trustees have a legal responsibility for the charity and as such you will help to ensure the proper, appropriate and relevant management of the charity and all our services and activities, including:

  • attending board meetings (virtually/face to face) several times a year
  • setting strategic aims and monitoring the work of the charity
  • responsibility for the finances of the charity
  • ensure compliance with legislation and codes of conduct
  • supporting an area of personal interest to you and strategic importance to the charity

The opportunity to join CICRA's trustee board is an exciting chance to use your skills, experience and knowledge to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people in the UK who are affected by IBD, and their families.

We hope to hear from you!