We are looking for energetic and passionate applicants to our Board who are able to bring a range of different backgrounds, competencies and expertise to ensure we have a good balance to make sure we work to the public benefit.
What will you be doing?
Being a Trustee is hugely rewarding – there are a lot of benefits for both you and us. There are serious responsibilities too; our trustees accept ultimate legal responsibility for directing the work of the charity. This includes making sure it is financially solvent, well-run and is delivering its stated charitable outcomes for the benefit of our patients, their families and the wider sarcoma community.
We welcome applications from people with different backgrounds, life experiences and career paths. Sarcoma UK is committed to applying values of Diversity and Inclusion in the widest sense. This means that we’re looking for trustees with different backgrounds, careers and life-experience, competencies, professional skills and diversity of thought. We would particularly welcome applications from anyone who has had a direct experience of sarcoma, either as a patient or carer or in some other capacity.
As a trustee, you can help us in several ways:
- provide support with strategic oversight:
- relationship building with potential funders, partners, staff and the wider healthcare charity sector;
- supporting the Chief Executive and Management Team; and
- ensure strong corporate governance in line with both charity and company law.
What are we looking for?
We don’t expect all our trustees to have all, or indeed any, of the following expertise. However, if you do have any of the following specific skills, please tell us:
- Financial, HR or governance skills
- Political and/or campaigning engagement or experience
- Fundraising experience
- Media / communication / public relations/social media skills
- Knowledge of the workings of the NHS and patient services/care (this could be as a patient, family member or healthcare professional)
- Experience of working with patients, medical professionals and/or volunteers
You don’t need to have experience of charities or governance – knowledge you have gained from other sectors or roles may be just as useful, coupled with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. We will support you in your time as a Trustee.
What difference will you make?
Our vision is a world where everyone affected by sarcoma has the treatment, care and support they need. We want to ensure that all sarcoma patients receive the best treatment, care, information and support available and we want to help create the treatments of the future. We do that by: driving awareness of sarcoma; finding answers through funding sarcoma research; providing info and support to anyone affected by the disease; and campaigning for better treatments and to improve standards of care. You will be a key part of this!
Approximately 4-6 half days a year. Our board meetings are typically held in March, June, October and December.
Before you apply
If you would like to apply for the position of Trustee we will ask you to send your CV, along with a brief covering letter, explaining your interest in Sarcoma UK and how you believe you could contribute as a trustee.
Deadline: 11 Feb 2022