North West Cancer Research (NWCR) is looking for people who are passionate about the health of our region to join its board of charity trustees, following a multi-million pound cancer research funding commitment.
The Liverpool-based charity is one of the biggest, most successful cancer research charities in the North West, with a reputation of delivering high quality research at universities in Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster.
NWCR is looking for a number of new trustees to work alongside its existing board in developing its strategic direction while supporting the work of the operational team.
It is hoped that this latest recruitment drive will develop a board which is truly reflective of the diversity of the community in which it operates, as well as help bring the charity closer to a new generation of fundraisers.
New recruits must be able to offer fresh and creative ideas to help NWCR deliver its aims of supporting more than £11.2million worth of cancer research projects in the region over the next five years.
As well as funding research which directly benefits people living in the North West and North Wales the charity also works with local health trusts and organisations, forming part of the region’s vital discussions surrounding cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention.
It also regularly engages with the public to raise awareness of the importance of cancer research, as well as some of the lifestyle choices which can be attributed to certain cancers, such as the use of sun beds, smoking and diet.
Experience is not essential but, successful candidates will clearly demonstrate a passion for furthering the health of the region.
Anne Jackson, CEO, North West Cancer Research said:
“We are looking for people who are able to think creatively, have a willingness to speak their mind and become an ambassador for our cause.
“Whether you have a personal experience of cancer or if you come from a range of professional backgrounds including the financial, commercial or public or health sectors, we want to hear from you.
“This is an exciting time for North West Cancer Research, as we look to increase our fundraising income and strengthen our position in the region. If you feel you have the expertise, commitment and a strong empathy with our mission of improving the health of our region, then please get in touch with myself to find out more.”
NWCR recently moved its charity headquarters to the North West Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, positioning it closely to the quality research it supports. This year it strengthened its charity team, with the appointment of new marketing and fundraising roles, as well as announcing its first ever ambassador, local opera singer, Danielle Thomas.
Trustee’s will be required to commit to attending at least two of the four board meetings held per year, as well as attending further sub-committee meetings when required. All meetings are held in Liverpool City Centre. This is an unpaid role, but expenses will be paid.