Join Epilepsy Action’s Council of Management

Join our council

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with epilepsy?

Do you have skills and experience to share with us and bring about meaningful change?

You could be just the person Epilepsy Action’s Council of Management is looking for.

Our charity is led by members, people who are all affected by epilepsy. Their views are at the heart of everything that we do. That's why Council, our dedicated body of decision-makers, is made up of people just like you.

Council members come from all walks of life. They have many different backgrounds, skills and experience. The only thing you really must have is a desire to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy.

What is the Council of Management?

The Council of Management is the governing body that constantly improves the way we work at Epilepsy Action. Council members represent the views of people affected by epilepsy when it comes to creating new policies, priorities and strategies and much more.

They make important decisions and share ideas about all aspects of our work. They are there to make sure that Epilepsy Action stays on track and achieves its goals.

Who can be on the Council of Management?

You can be nominated if you are over 18 and have been a member of Epilepsy Action for at least 12 months. If you’re not a member, here’s how you can become one.

We welcome different skills, experiences and areas of knowledge, but above all, the drive and vision to improve lives.

Epilepsy Action encourages nominations from members of all backgrounds. It’s important that the Council of Management is as representative as possible. That’s why nominations from people from black and minority ethnic groups and from people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender are especially welcome.

We can make reasonable adjustments to ensure trustees can be an active part of Council. This includes creating accessible meeting venues and video conferences. If you would like to know more about what it’s like to be a Council member, or if you’d like to discuss anything such as access needs before you submit your nomination, please contact the chief executive Philip Lee at

How to apply

We need to receive your nomination by midnight on Tuesday 19 April 2022. Don’t forget that your nomination also has to be knowingly supported by two other members of the charity. Their details also need to be on the form. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone. We have a panel of members who can help with nominations.

Nominate yourself here

Read more about our Guidelines for being elected to the Council of Management.