Trustee - Breast Cancer Now

  • Job Reference: 00001132-1
  • Date posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Breast Cancer Now
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Sector: Health, Other, Umbrella, Support & Volunteering, Volunteer
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Become a trustee for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the research and support charity. We’re the place to turn to for anything and everything to do with breast cancer. However you’re experiencing breast cancer, we’re here. 

The brightest minds in breast cancer research are here. Making life-saving research happen in labs across the UK and Ireland. Support services, trustworthy breast cancer information and specialist nurses are here. Ready to support you whenever you need it. Dedicated campaigners are here. Fighting for the best possible treatment, services and care for anyone affected by breast cancer. 

The role

We have the opportunity to appoint two trustees to join our trustee Board, bringing a blend of experience and expertise to help ensure the charity continues to have maximum impact as well as overseeing the fantastic work being undertaken by our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters, which is to save and improve the lives of those diagnosed and affected by breast cancer.

Our trustee Board meets 5 times a year, normally in London. In addition to this, you will also be a member on at least 1 sub-committee which will be dependent on your areas of expertise and at the request of the Chair. Sub-committees meet up to 3 times a year.

About you

You have the ability to use your skills to ensure good governance through your strategic insight, sound advice and constructive challenge to help the trustee board undertake their responsibilities of scrutiny and support. To do this, you must have experience and interest in either:

Digital, data or design with the ability to provide insights and strategic expertise on how we can harness the benefits of evolving technology and digital routes to grow our impact.


Risk management.

Ideally, you will also have business experience, potentially in the commercial sector and a personal direct or indirect experience of breast cancer and/or of using our services. 

The trustee board welcomes applications to extend the diversity of its membership and expertise from all sectors of the community.

To apply and for more information

Please download a copy of the trustee recruitment pack by clicking the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page. You can also email Graham Vigor for more information.

Please send your CV and supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) to Graham Vigor at the above e-mail address explaining how you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and the person specification.

Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 29 July 2024

Preliminary interview date: mid/late August 2024 (to be confirmed once panel availability is known)

Final panel interview date: early/mid-September 2024 (to be confirmed once panel availability is known)

Please mention ACEVO Jobs when applying for the role.