FibroAction founder Lindsey Middlemiss announces plans to step down from her current role
After 4 ½ years at the helm of the charity, FibroAction founder Lindsey Middlemiss has announced that she plans to step down from her current role after the 2012 FibroAction AGM. FibroAction are now actively looking for 2 people to replace the main day-to-day roles Lindsey fills for the charity, namely Operations Director and Information Manager.
Lindsey Middlemiss founded FibroAction in 2008 with fellow founding Trustees Emma Levick and Sue Quarrie. The charity was set up in response to Lindsey's frustration at a then lack of reputable, evidence based information on Fibro available in the UK. Lindsey has had Fibro herself since 2002 but is fortunate enough to now have her symptoms largely under control. Prior to founding FibroAction, Lindsey worked with the PolkaDotGals Campaign for Fibromyalgia Awareness and ran a local support group for people with Fibro and ME in West Berkshire. After 4 ½ years of devoting her life to FibroAction, Lindsey - who is now the mother of 21-month old Zoë - has decided that she wants to make more time available to spend with her family and concentrate on future career plans.
Over the last 4 ½ years, FibroAction has become a well-established national registered charity, with highlights including helping NHS Direct and then NHS Choices update their information on Fibro, organising and being represented at educational and support events around the country and achieving Information Standard Accreditation under the Department of Health scheme.
"I have really enjoyed my time with FibroAction", Lindsey has said, "and the charity is now in a great position to move forwards, being financially stable with some great people involved. But it is time for someone else to take FibroAction onto the next level. One exciting aspect of bringing on an Operations Director is that they will be able to work towards making this role and others paid positions, which will make a huge difference to the sustainability of the charity."
Lindsey will continue to help set the direction of FibroAction at Board level, but will cede control of day-to-day activities to two new team members. There will be a structured period of transition to allow the new Operations Director and Information Manager to get up to speed.
If you are interested in finding out more about these roles, see here.
The FibroAction AGM 2012 will be held on Saturday 27 October, from 3pm, at The Charity Centre, London. More information here.