• Job Reference: C3
  • Date posted: 17 May 2024
  • Recruiter: C3 Collaborating for Health
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Voluntary Role - Reasonable expenses paid
  • Sector: Health
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Duration: Approximately 2 - 3 days a month
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

C3 Collaborating for Health is a charity founded in 2009 by our Director, Christine Hancock.

C3’s vision is a world where no one dies of preventable chronic disease, because they find it easier to live healthier lives. Each year, 41 million people die from chronic disease, at a global cost estimated to reach $47 trillion by 2030. Cardiovascular disease, some cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease are the biggest causes of death globally every year, yet most cases are preventable.

Our mission is to bring communities together to create changes that make it easier to live healthier lives.

Although based in London, we pride ourselves on being a global NGO with international projects, and often call on our global network of over 3,000 contacts from 85+ countries for advice and to share news and best practice.

Chair opportunities

This is a time of transition for C3. Having founded the charity in 2009, and after an illustrious career spanning many decades in national and international health leadership roles, Christine plans to stop working full-time with C3 in the coming 12-24 months. Like many charities, during the past few years, we have found securing the financial resources to pursue our charitable goals to be challenging, and we recognise that these turbulent times continue for all.

In this context, our Board is clear that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for C3. We need to find new and financially sustainable ways of continuing our valuable work.

We are seeking a new Chair who will lead the organisation through this period of transition, enabling us to consider our strategic options and follow through with our agreed course of action. We are open to the possibility that this may involve different ways of working, new strategic partnerships or merger. What is most important to us is that we build on the significant achievements of C3 to date, and make a clear and meaningful contribution to chronic disease prevention in the future.

How to apply

Eastside People is supporting C3 Collaborating for Health in the recruitment of this role. Apply by submitting your CV and cover letter. 

Please use the cover letter (max 2 pages) as an opportunity to add to the information you have shared in your CV and ensure that you cover the following:

  • Why are you interested in a Chair role, and why with C3?
  • How can you contribute to C3 as our Chair? Please highlight relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the role as set out in the role description and person specification?

If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Bernice at to arrange a convenient time. Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can make the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is Mon 17th June with online shortlisting interviews taking place that week. Face to face interviews with the recruitment panel at the C3 will take place in early July. 

Please mention ACEVO Jobs when applying for the role.