• Trustee
  • Volunteer
  • Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Up to £1 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Unremunerated
  • Consultant: Amelia Lee
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-03-06

Will you join Alder Hey Children’s Charity as a Trustee to help this world-leading hospital Trust to achieve its vision of a brighter future for children and young people?

Alder Hey Children’s Charity says: ‘We warmly encourage and welcome candidates of all backgrounds and life experiences to apply. We are looking for individuals to culturally add to our organisation, rather than fit any existing mould, and are actively working towards being more representative of the North West of England’s many diverse communities. Our aim is to develop the board to be reflective of the intersecting identities and diverse experiences of the children, young people and families we work with.’

Location: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Most meetings are held in-person, but we understand commitments may sometimes mean attendance is only possible online.
Time commitment:
Approximately six half day meetings a year, plus preparation time. Four board meetings and four sub-committee meetings.
Remuneration: This is a voluntary Trustee position.

About the charity:

Whilst the NHS funds routine care and equipment costs for Alder Hey, it is the charity that spearheads appeals to attract additional funds to purchase the latest cutting-edge equipment, to help build world class facilities, to fund breakthrough research and innovation and to bring ‘magic’ to the children and families it serves.

The charity and Trust boards work together towards a linked strategic aim of achieving a healthy future for children and young people. The charity looks to achieve this by helping to fund the latest specification equipment and facilities, whilst bringing the added ‘magic’ extras for the best patient experience for every family.

It is incredibly important to connect with and embody the charity’s values – Courage, Together, Passion and Magic.

About the role:

The Board of Trustees are responsible for providing oversight and leadership of the charity, ensuring good governance and effective probity. You’ll ensure there is a clear strategic direction in line with charitable purpose and, just as importantly, support and challenge the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team to enable the charity to grow and thrive.

Having reviewed the skills mix of the current Board, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who have strategic experience in Finance, Fundraising or Income Generation, or leadership of either a charity or commercial organisation. You do not need to have previous board experience to apply.

About you

We’re looking for Trustees with a commitment to Nolan’s even principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.


In addition, we’re hoping you’ll come with:

  • Passion for children’s health and a desire to drive positive change.
  • Willingness to speak your mind whilst being open to new ideas.
  • Constructive challenge, but willing to accept and support majority decisions.
  • Creative and independent thinking, balancing ambition and vision with risk.
  • Balanced understanding of strategic functioning that supports and enables the Senior Leadership Team, allowing them to make operational decisions.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Capacity to commit the necessary time and effort to come prepared for meetings.

If you have the skills and experience to lead with passion and integrity, then we’d love to hear from you and together improve health outcomes for children and young people across the North West.

To apply, please send a copy of your profile or CV in the first instance to Amelia Lee at Charity People to receive a copy of the job pack and application process.

Deadline: Friday 16th February
Interview: w/c 4th March, date to be confirmed

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