As Chair, you will be working with a dedicated Board of Trustees whose diversity of skills, personal qualities and experience make it a powerful team that works collaboratively and with energy.
The Board meets once a month to undertake its crucial governance role of guiding, supporting, and challenging the CEO and Leadership Team to ensure that Pancreatic Cancer Action continues to achieve its charitable objectives, remains in a strong financial position, and puts patients and families at the heart of decision-making.
You will lead the Board in steering Pancreatic Cancer Action's strategic direction and ensuring its continued growth and success. You will ensure that the Board of Trustees collectively fulfils its duties and responsibilities for effective governance and accountability to stakeholders and regulators.
You will develop a professional and collaborative relationship with the CEO, meeting regularly between board meetings. The Chair is also an ambassador for Pancreatic Cancer Action and where possible will join the Leadership Team in enhancing its profile locally and nationally as appropriate.
This role would suit someone with a passion for campaigning to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and making a positive difference to the lives of patients and families living with the realities of a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
This role can be done by someone with a demanding day job or portfolio career.
On average, we estimate it will require around half a day a month to cover formal and informal meetings, events and reading time. You will also need to be available for the CEO and the Leadership Team by phone and, email outside of this.
The initial term for the post holder will be 3 years.