More information about volunteering with AIMS can be found here and there will be an opportunity for you to help in some way regardless of your skills and experience, and the amount of time you have to volunteer.
We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers with the following skills
AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) is a volunteer run charity and our mission statement is: We support all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaign for a system which truly meets the needs of all.
Since the 1960s we have campaigned for improvements to the UK's maternity services, as well as helping individual maternity service users, their families and other supporters directly through our Helpline, and by sharing evidence-based information through our respected range of books, our Journal and website resources.
AIMS is seeking to recruit additional Trustees to help us to develop a robust structure and a clear vision for the future. In line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity statement we are keen to increase the diversity of the Trustee group, to ensure that our strategy and organisation take account of the needs of all maternity service users. Ideally, we would also like to include representatives from all four nations in the UK, to help us to understand and respond to the different issues in each country.
AIMS Trustees set the strategy, policy and financial framework for AIMS. The general duties and responsibilities of a Charity Trustee are set out in the
Charities Commission document, The essential trustee, what you need to know and what you need to know
AIMS is a lay-run organisation, and the constitution says that a Trustees may not be “a qualified member of any medical profession including as a doctor, midwife, nurse or health visitor”.
The normal term for a Trustee is 3 years, but retiring Trustees are eligible for reappointment at an AGM.
For further information or an application pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AIMS is looking for authors to write new AIMS Guides on a variety of subjects. We are able to offer payment for this writing work. We would be very happy to consider a pair of writers who would like to work together on a book.
Ideally, authors will have previously written articles or web pages, either for AIMS or for other publications, or will have already published a book(s). It is important to be able to write in an easily accessible way, giving evidence based information where available and drawing attention to the limitations of the evidence where appropriate. The ability to understand and critique clinical evidence is an essential skill.
AIMS has a well-defined, collaborative and successful production process; you will be the principal author(s) and the book will be fully peer reviewed and edited before release.
To declare an interest in working with us, please send a CV, example(s) of your writing, and your subject of interest to email@example.com
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Shane Ridley AIMS Trustee I decided to read through the 1970s , starting with the Quarterly Newsletter for September 1970 which was ty…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Dorothy Brassington AIMS Trustee and Treasurer It has been fascinating to read the early newsletters and discover exactly what AIMS wa…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Verina Henchy AIMS Trustee I was delighted to hear that the theme for this Journal is to look back over a 60 year history of maternity…Read more
POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…Read more
Chair: Professor Soo Downe, University of Central Lancashire Dr Gloria Esegbona, OBGYN and Winston Churchill Fellow 2015 Kings College Learning Institute Dr Gloria Esegbo…Read more
Registration for the NICE Annual Conference 2020 will open on 22 January 2020. For more details and to register your interest, please visit http://www.niceconference.org.…Read more
AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee - Safety of Maternitys Services in England In July 2020, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select C…Read more
A prioritisation framework for care in response to COVID-19 Version 2.1: Published Friday 26 June 2020 AIMS has welcomed the RCOG document Restoration and Recovery: prior…Read more
AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee On April 22, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select Committee opened an inquiry into the plannin…Read more