Trustee with Fundraising Experience

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Organisation: Breast Cancer UK

Location London, London (Central), WC1N 3XX
Where the role is based Mainly at own home
Travel limit We recruit from anywhere in England, Scotland & Wales, although some travel to London is required.
Application deadline 24 Jan 2017
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J53813

Opportunity description

If you know someone who has had breast cancer, or if you have had breast cancer yourself, you will know what a devastating disease it is.   We want to stop breast cancer before it starts - but we need your help.  

The role

If you know someone who has had breast cancer, or if you have had breast cancer yourself, you will know what a devastating disease it can be.   Our mission is to try and prevent breast cancer.   We believe more can be done to eliminate the environmental risk factors that may be making us more vulnerable to the disease.  But we need your help. The Board of Trustees plays a key role in the functioning and success of the charity.  As a Trustee to Breast Cancer UK you will be involved at a strategic level to ensure that the charity achieves the purpose for which it was set up.

We want to achieve gold standard fundraising practices

2017 is predicted to be a tough and challenging year for charity fundraising.   We are looking for a Trustee with a fundraising background who can help us to ensure we operate the best possible standards of fundraising practice, whose creative ideas and knowledge of the fundraising sector can help us to grow and diversify income, so that we can work even hard to prevent breast cancer.

If you think you can help us then please do consider applying to become our dedicated Fundraising Trustee.

For more information on what it means to be a Trustee for Breast Cancer UK please read Breast Cancer UK's Trustee Code of Conduct, Background Information and the Institute of Fundraising's Guide to Trustees and Fundraising.   Further information on what it means to be a Trustee for a charity can be found in The Essential Trustee:  a guide from the Charity Commission.


Required skills

  • Business development
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

We are looking for a fundraising professional who

  • has strong experience of a wide range of methods of income generation in a similar or larger organisations
  • Detailed understanding of the Fundraising Code of Conduct, rules and regulations relating to fundraising in the UK
  • Strong networks and experience of building relationships with ethical companies, high net worth individual or trust/grant giving bodies
  • a strong interest in helping to prevent breast cancer by reaching out to those who are most vulnerable to it. 

What impact the opportunity will have

You will play a key role in ensuring that our approach to fundraising is in keeping
with our purpose, values and culture; is compliant with the law and relevant codes of conduct and ultimately helps us to achieve long term and sustainable growth. 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

If you share our passion for preventing breast cancer - actually stopping it before it starts, and want to do more to help understand, raise awareness and take action to tackle all of the causes of this awful disease - then please consider becoming a Trustee for Breast Cancer UK.

This is a unique opportunity to lend your expertise to a growing charity that believes far more can be done to help prevent breast cancer and to help prevent the pain and suffering that a breast cancer diagnosis brings.   With breast cancer cases rising year on year - wouldn't it be great to be part of something that will help reverse this trend?

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours

Trustee meetings take place 4 times a year in London (usually for 2 hours) Committee meetings 4x a year via conference call.

Other details

Breast Cancer UK value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented on our Board, including BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.


Additional application instructions

Please apply for this role via the Reach Volunteering website. If you are interested in this role, please use the 'ask a question' function on the Reach website to request an application form. We will only accept applications on our Application Form. CVs and cover letters will be discarded, in line with good practice in equal opportunities.