Julie McEver, Chair of Trustees at Mayday Trust
I have been a Trustee for Mayday since October 2016 and I am thrilled to currently be the Chair. Mayday is a wonderful organisation trying to make improvements in our society by working with people and truly listening to them.
I believe this listening work is what makes Mayday truly unique. After hearing from people accessing homelessness services that what they were being offered wasn’t helping and, in some cases, even making things worse, Mayday has transformed itself and the support it offers people.
Since I have been involved, I have seen Mayday continue to develop this work. Building on its own approach, the PTS Response, that provides strengths-based and person-led coaching to people experiencing tough times, and further increasing its impact by using the learning from its approach to help other organisations and local areas create positive and sustainable change.
More recently, I have been excited by the work that Alex (our CEO) has been doing with our senior leadership team to focus all of Mayday on where we want to go and how we are going to do it. It feels like we are on the cusp of something very special and are now actively recruiting for new trustees who might want to join us for the next chapter, supporting Mayday as it develops and ensuring we truly represent the people we work with.
To do this to the best of our ability, we want to increase the diversity of our Board and look for some specific skills that complement what we already have. I personally believe that diversity means different things to different people, and I look forward to meeting those who are interested in joining our Board to explore how we could work together and what we could achieve in the future.
If you are interested in becoming a Mayday Trustee and have any questions, please contact me or Mayday’s CEO, Alex Fox. The team is also running an informal session on the 23rd of March to allow interested applicants to find out more about Mayday and ask the team any questions.
More information on the role and how to apply can be found here.