Ref: 4575

Make-A-Wish UK


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Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated but very rewarding

Closing Date: 06/04/2020

Formal Interview Date: TBC

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 appoint a Chair of our Board of Trustees to provide inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensure highly effective governance and to be an ambassador for Make-A-Wish UK. The Chair will also support and challenge the Chief Executive, ensure the unity of the Board and strong working relationships within the leadership team. This role offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a genuine passion for, and belief in, the power of a wish.

The successful candidate will bring experience in charity sector governance, a highly effective chair and a consultative, inclusive, and collaborative style of leadership. S/he will be an excellent, confident and persuasive communicator and, most importantly, a strong alignment to Make-A-Wish values and approach.

Make-A-Wish seeks to encourage candidates from a range of sectors and who will bring a breadth of skills.

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.

Please visit please visit quoting reference 4575 to apply or obtain further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting opportunity.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 6th April 2020.

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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