Join our Board

Having the leadership of a strong and effective Board is fundamental to our success. And understanding what matters most to our community is vital to the impact we deliver.


We're looking for someone with significant fundraising and engagement expertise to join our Board as a Trustee. Trustees play a critical role in setting our strategic direction, supporting and challenging the Executive Group and setting and upholding our values and culture.

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Independent Board Committee Members

Board committees have been established to consider Board matters in more detail. We're recruiting independent (non-trustee) members to join our Board's Audit and Risk Committee, and Strategic Implementation and Finance Committee.

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About us

We're the UK's biggest organisation dedicated to supporting people with MS and those who care about them.

We fund world-leading scientists to search for new treatments. We make sure everyone can access expert information and services to help them live well with MS. We speak up together to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and rights are protected. We support each other when times are tough and celebrate together when they’re good. We make sure no one has to feel alone.

Together we’re a community of people living with MS: friends, families, carers, scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, campaigners, and volunteers.

The MS Society in 2024

In December, the Board of Trustees approved our ambitious plans to support the MS community during these challenging times. And transform the way we work so we can achieve more for everyone affected by MS.

We know people with MS are being hit especially hard by the rising cost of living. We're speaking up to make sure MS stays on the agenda in Westminster, Holyrood, the Senedd and Stormont. And we’re helping connect people we don’t reach through our local group network.

We’re working to make our information, services and support for people with MS and those who care for them more coordinated, personalised and accessible. And we’re conducting research to improve our understanding of health inequalities, so we can better support marginalised groups.

We’ve launched Octopus, our revolutionary, multi-arm, multi-stage drugs trial that transforms the way we test treatments for progressive MS. And we’re investing in future breakthroughs by further developing our Early Career Researcher Network.

We’re transforming our digital, data and technology capabilities to better understand the MS community. So everyone can access information and support that’s tailored to their needs and interests. And we’re diversifying how we raise money to protect and accelerate what we can achieve.

We’re a complex organisation with ambitious goals. To meet them, we’ll have to take bold, calculated risks. And this needs to be balanced by robust Board governance. To make sure it provides effective scrutiny and challenge, the Board of Trustees has reviewed and updated the structure and remit of its expert committees.

All this and more stands before us. It’s a huge task. But together, our MS community is a unique and powerful force for positive change. Join us. And together we will stop MS.