PR benevolent fund seeks new trustees

The CIPR's benevolent fund iprovision is looking for 4 new trustees to support efforts to help PR professionals and their families who hit hard times due to illness, disability, unemployment or bereavement.

iprovision trustees are responsible for overseeing the running of iprovision, a registered charitable incorporated organisation. They confidentially consider all iprovision applications from CIPR members for help and are responsible awarding grants. Additionally, trustees have responsibilities for fundraising, and managing the funds entrusted to iprovision.

Trustees – who will normally serve four years – are expected to attend quarterly meetings in London; dates are usually fixed a year in advance. There are various activities between meetings including participation in sub committees either face to face or by conference call. Trustees are not remunerated but expenses are paid.

iprovision is keen to hear from individuals who have experience of supporting people in difficult circumstances, perhaps through work with a charity or an employer. Experience in any of the following areas would be useful: digital communications, investments, social welfare and the benefits system, and charity governance.

If you are interested in being an iprovision Trustee, please email iprovision chair Pat Gaudin with a statement outlining your interest and attaching your CV.

Applications should be received by 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017. The dates for selection meetings are scheduled for Friday 20 and Monday 23 October 2017. Please indicate if you cannot make either of those dates

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).