Trustee (Legal) | Breast Cancer UK

Trustee (Legal)

Breast Cancer UK is looking to recruit a Trustee with a Legal background.

Can you help us in our mission to prevent breast cancer?

Breast cancer rates have risen considerably over the last decade.   Now, 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. 

Our mission is reduce the incidence or 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. 

Breast Cancer UK is looking to recruit someone with a knowledge and working practice of the law.  They must be over 18 and have excellent communication skills.  They will work with the Trustees and CEO to ensure that the charity operates within its legal, constitutional and charitable framework; keeps abreast of any relevant changes in the law as they effect the charity as an employer or in the deliverance of its charitable objectives. 

For more details on the role and a person specification, download our Trustee Recruitment Pack.

Time Commitment

Trustees meet quarterly in London (meetings are usually between 6 p.m and 9 p.m). The person who holds this post will sit on the Fundraising and Personnel committee.     All Committees take place via conference call, usually for one hour per quarter in the evenings. 

Trustees are unremunerated; however reasonable travel expenses can be claimed.

Being a Breast Cancer UK Trustee is a hugely rewarding opportunity:  you will be part of a group of people that is passionate about preventing breast cancer and developing ideas, activities and policy priorities that will help us to achieve our goals.

Download our Trustee Recruitment Pack

Application process

Please send your CV and a covering letter setting out why you are suited to the role (please address the requirements set out in the person specification in the Recruitment Pack), and why you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees of Breast Cancer UK to

Please also fill out our equal opportunities monitoring form and return it with your CV.  The form will be kept separate from your application. 

If you would like to discuss the role before submitting your application, please contact Dr. Caroline Seddon, Chair of Trustees on 07956 097375 or Lynn Ladbrook, CEO on 07786393181  or by email to

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.

Further Reading

The Charity Commission's Guide to the The Essential Trustee

The Institute of Fundraising's Guide to Trustees and Fundraising.

Breast Cancer UK's Trustee Code of Conduct

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