The Multiple Sclerosis Society Inland Branch (MSSA) is a non-profit organisation that seeks to meet the needs of the MS community, which includes those with MS, as well as their loved ones, that are affected by the condition.
The MSSA was founded in 1966 by Dr Geoffrey Dean. It all began in Port Elizabeth, but today there are 3 branches, namely; the Inland Branch, the KZN branch and the Western Cape Branch.
MSSA envisions the opening of an MS Specific centre, that would ideally have a multidisciplinary team in place, to meet the needs of persons with MS (PwMS), in a holistic manner. The central aim of such a centre would be to assist the people with MS to live and cope positively with MS. For people with MS to have improved quality of life by promoting physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional, social and economic well being. MSSA Hopes for a cure to MS will be found. MSSA Inland mission is to serve the MS community with the aim of empowering and improving the quality of life of People with MS and Their loved ones and to promote their well- Being
Currently in a period of exciting growth and change as part of a new strategic plan MSSA INLAND is seeking to appoint additional members to its Board of Directors. The organisation seeks business, academic and/or civic leaders who are passionate about development issues, in particular in contributing to holistic, scalable and high-impact shelter-related solutions for the poor.
As full Directors under the new Companies Act of 2008, successful candidates are legally responsible for ensuring good governance and oversight of the organisation. Contributing as members of the various Board Sub-Committees sees Directors spending perhaps 10-20 hours per month on MSSA INLAND work, as well as attending Monthly Board Meetings (held Saturday) which are generally held at MSSA Inland offices in Sophiatown Johannesburg.
MSSA Inland is particularly interested in dynamic candidates who are based in Gauteng and have proven expertise in one or more of the following areas: business leadership, networking and fundraising, community development and finance.
Directors serve on the MSSA Inland Board without remuneration, although the organisation covers out-of-pocket expenses.
Applications must be made to Tarryn Reynders via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include an updated CV and a signed motivation letter.
- Deadline for applications is 1 September 2015