Trustee Role | Breast Cancer UK

Trustee Role

Breast Cancer UK is looking to recruit a new Trustee with a strong charity governance background to help us strengthen and grow the charity.

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 of breast cancer.   We believe more can be done to eliminate the preventable 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 a Trustee with a strong understanding of charity governance to help the organisation keep pace with changes in regulation, innovation and best practice  within the sector.     Candidates will need to have a good understanding of charity governance including recent changes in areas such as the Charity Governance Code, Fundraising regulator etc – gained either through working on a charity board or at a senior level within the charity sector;

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 also sit on one other 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 Deadline Date 26th October 2018.  Provisional interview date 8th November 2018 (in the evening via Zoom or Skype)

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 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 men, 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.

A note on data protection - By applying for the above role, you give consent to Breast Cancer UK to use the personal information you have provided to process your application for the above role.  The information provided by you will be kept for the duration of the recruitment process and in the event you are unsuccessful for no longer than 1 year after the application deadline date.  We will not pass any data to any third parties and your information will be kept securely in a digital format.   Should you be offered the role, your information will be kept for the duration of your time with Breast Cancer UK.  You have the right to request a copy of the data held on you by us and can withdraw your consent at any time.   A full copy of Breast Cancer UK’s Data Protection and Privacy Policy can be found here.  

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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