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Fertility Network UK – Chair (voluntary) 

We have come to a time of board change and are seeking to recruit a new Chair to provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and enable to Board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

About Us

Fertility Network UK is the nation’s leading patient-focused fertility charity. We are a small independent charity working hard to help the 3.5 million people affected by the devastation and pain fertility issues create. Our support includes practical emotional support for people who are considering their future fertility; trying to become parents; facing the challenges of childlessness; are successful after fertility problems; and those needing help to access NHS-funded fertility treatment.

As the patient voice in the campaign for equitable access to NHS fertility treatment in the UK we co-chair campaign group Fertility Fairness, and ensure that the issues which matter to patients are heard by politicians, policy-makers and health commissioners. We work with the media to raise public awareness of all aspects of fertility issues, to highlight the need for equitable access to NHS fertility services and to promote the need for fertility education in order to protect and maintain future fertility. Our education project raises awareness of the importance of fertility education in protecting and maintaining future fertility and highlights some practical steps young people can take to help protect their future fertility.

We have come to a time of board change and are seeking to recruit a new Chair to provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and enable to Board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

About The Role

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees to enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. They will ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governance document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.

A key responsibility will be to hold the Board and Chief Executive to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. The Chair will also support, and where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive helping them to achieve the aims of the organisation and optimising the relationship between the Board of Trustees and all employees and volunteers. They will work in partnership with the Chief Executive acting as an ambassador and the public face of the charity.

The role requires someone able to embody our values and with the ability to represent the charity at events and with stakeholders. As with all charities the greatest challenge we face is ensuring our financial future.  Board experience, in a similar role is required. Ideally the successful candidate will have social and/or business networks they are willing to use to help further our ambitions, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to challenge. Skills and experience in fundraising and income generation would also be of great value.

This is an unremunerated role. What we can offer is a role which is fascinating and immensely rewarding – working with a dynamic and committed Board.

Application process

Please send a CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a supportive statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the Chair specification (using examples where possible) and your motivation for applying (maximum 2 sides of A4).

Please send your application stating ‘Chair Application’ for the attention of: Catalina Chinkousky office@fertilitynetworkuk.org

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Catalina via office@fertilitynetworkuk.org link.

Application Pack for Chair Word document

Application Pack for Chair PDF

Equal Opportunities Policy 2017

Recruitment Monitoring Sheet

Guidance Notes 2017

Vacancy: Treasurer (Voluntary) 

We have come to a time of board change and are seeking to recruit a new Treasurer to join the Board in early 2019. It’s an exciting time for the charity and your opportunity to influence its strategic direction.

About The Role

As Treasurer you will be responsible for maintaining an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, safeguarding its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.  You will also sit on our Board of Trustees, sharing responsibility for the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring sound governance and staying true to the charitable objectives.

Working closely with the Chief Executive, the post-holder will report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals on the charity’s financial health, budget setting, the preparation of internal management accounts and annual financial statements. The role is primarily one of monitoring and overseeing, with the operational activity being undertaken by the Chief Executive and their team.

The role requires someone able to embody our values and with the ability to represent the charity at events and with stakeholders. Ideally the successful candidate will have social and/or business networks they are willing to use to help further our ambitions, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to challenge. Skills and experience in fundraising and income generation would also be of great value.

This is an unremunerated role. What we can offer is a role which is fascinating and immensely rewarding – working with a dynamic and committed Board.

Application process

Please send a CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a supportive statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the Treasurer specification (using examples where possible) and your motivation for applying (maximum 2 sides of A4).

Please send your application stating ‘Treasurer Application’ for the attention of: Catalina Chinkousky office@fertilitynetworkuk.org

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Catalina via office@fertilitynetworkuk.org link.

Application Pack for Treasurer

Application Pack for Treasurer PDF

Equal Opportunities Policy 2017

Recruitment Monitoring Sheet

Guidance Notes 2017

 

Vacancy: Trustees (Voluntary) 

The charity would love to hear from anybody who would be interesting in bringing their skills and expertise in playing a role on the board of trustees in driving the charity forward.

If you be interested in this role, or want some more information as to what it would entail, please contact Catalina via office@fertilitynetworkuk.org link.