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Closing date

31 Oct 2020, noon

We are looking for four exceptional people to join us as trustees who can help ensure that we have a high performing Board during a period that we may end up looking back on as among the most crucial in our history.

We are hugely proud of the impact we have had on behalf of people affected by blood cancer. The £500 million we have invested in research over the last 60 years has saved many thousands of lives, and we are now in a position where the day we will beat blood cancer is finally in sight. But with the coronavirus crisis already having had a big impact on our income, it is more vital than ever that we have the strong strategic leadership to keep our mission to beat blood cancer on course.

As a Board, we know we need to become more diverse to better reflect the community we serve and share with us new ideas and opinions, so we would welcome approaches from the following:

  • Individuals from black and ethnic minority communities.
  • Younger people who may not have had previous board experience but have other experiences, for example: of committee work, associations and other team decision making experience.
  • Individuals who have personally been affected by blood cancer who have the capacity to support us as a trustee
  • Experience in the following fields would be of interest to us: Medical Research, Audit, and Finance.
  • Individuals who have experience of information support for blood cancer patients and health policy.
  • Influencers who have experience with fundraising and have celebrity or VIP connections that could be further explored.
  • Members of a minority group through physical or cultural characteristics.

This is a challenging but very rewarding role and your contribution could assist the blood cancer community in a huge way.

If you would like an opportunity to make a difference and contribute in a positive way we would encourage you to initially get in touch by email to: [email protected] for an informal discussion about the role or if you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity to join us as a trustee, please share with us your CV, along with a brief covering letter outlining your interest and how you feel you could add value to our cause.

The closing date for this opportunity is midday on Saturday, 31 October 2020.

Disability Confident Employer

Blood Cancer UK is a Disability Confident Employer, which means that we seek to provide a workspace which supports the needs of people with disabilities and support the government scheme that promotes the benefits of recruiting and retaining people with disabilities.

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Supporter of diversity

Blood Cancer UK is committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. We seek to create a welcoming and supportive community for the full range of people who are affected by blood cancer, and ensure that our output is fully reflective of this. We are also committed to creating a level playing field as an employer with a welcoming and supportive work environment that meets the needs of all staff. Blood Cancer UK recognises the advantages of employing people from a wide range of backgrounds, and that having a workforce which reflects the diversity of people affected by blood cancer enhances our effectiveness.