Appointment of Trustees

Ref: 4290

Make-A-Wish UK

London, UK

Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246

e: George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Roles are unremunerated, though expenses are reimbursed

Closing Date: 16/09/2019

Formal Interview Date: TBC

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Make-A-Wish UK - Appointment of Trustees

Are you passionate about life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses?

A child’s life should be about wonder, joy and hope – not about illness, hospitals and diagnosis. Our mission at Make-A-Wish UK is therefore to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We aim to grant a wish for every eligible child, to ensure maximum impact on the child and their family, and to encourage wide-spread belief in our cause.

Child Focus is central to our shared set of values and behaviours as an organisation - wish children are at the centre of what we do and always come first. We have been transforming our structure and culture to make sure we live by this, as well as extending this approach to broader networks and the community level.

The Board has an integral role to play in promoting this approach and we are currently seeking to add at least three additional trustees to the Board, who will contribute to providing strategic vision, direction and leadership to support the financial and operational stability needed to advance the mission of Make-A-Wish UK and to promote its continued development and effectiveness.

This role offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a genuine passion for, and belief in, the power of life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Successful candidates will be genuinely inspired by - and able to demonstrate commitment to - our mission, values and impact, as well as our evolving community approach. They will collectively bring expertise in the following areas: finance, the non-profit/civil society sector, children’s/social services, safeguarding, and community-led approaches and impact. Although Trustee experience is not necessarily a pre-requisite for all appointments, candidates must be able to articulate an understanding of the role of a Trustee. They must also demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others as part of a team, make effective business decisions, see the wider picture, and think creatively. Independent and practical judgement, high ethical standards, and a willingness to challenge and be challenged are also essential.

Make-A-Wish UK is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles, and we encourage candidates who can help us to ensure diverse representation on our Board.

The deadline for applications is Monday 16th September 2019.

The posts are unremunerated but very rewarding. Candidates would be joining a team of committed trustees and a first-rate executive team. All expenses are reimbursed, including childcare and where appropriate loss of earnings.

There are four board meetings a year, held in locations across UK, but Trustees are also encouraged to join one of the key committees - Audit, HR or Performance and Investment which also meet quarterly. Meetings are held during the day.

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