Trustee role at national cancer bereavement organisation

Trustee role at national cancer bereavement organisation

At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Change management
  • Service design


London, N1C 4AX
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Trustees have a 3-year term with the Board.


03 Jul 2022

National bereavement charity, The Loss Foundation, is looking to take on new Trustees to help drive their development in supporting people bereaved by cancer across the UK.

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting time for The Loss Foundation as we expand our team and look to take on new individuals to contribute to our transition from a regional charity to a nationally providing charity. We have many exciting opportunities in scaling our work across the country and we are looking for individuals to help us rise to that challenge. 

We are looking to take on a range of Trustees to expand the collection of skills, expertise and life-experience across our Board.

Trustees will need to be able to commit 1-2 days per month and to attend 4 Board meetings per year (meetings typically last 2 hours), and one annual away day.

Trustees will play an active role in maintaining the vision and values of the organisation and will work with the CEO to ensure effective delivery of the strategic plan.  They will also offer strategic leadership, defining goals and setting targets and will evaluate performance against agreed targets.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for several new Board members. In the first instance, we would be particularly interested in hearing from people with expertise or experience in some of the following areas:

  • finance and accounting
  • governance;
  • funding bodies;
  • change management;
  • strategic management;
  • bereavement and cancer care;
  • mental health;
  • the well-being agenda.

We are also interested to hear from prospective Trustees who may not have any of the skills or experience mentioned above, but still feel they would be able to bring added value to the Board. Beyond any experience we are looking for individuals who have an empathy and passion for our charity’s vision and values.

What difference will you make?

As part of our board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose to provide bereavement support to any adult bereaved by cancer in the UK.

This is a vital role, helping ensure we can continue our support for those who have had a loved one die from cancer. As a trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic development of the charity. We want to transition from helping thousands of people a year to tens of thousands of people a year. 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance with your letter of interest and CV.

  • Mental health
  • Our charity supports adults who have lost a loved one to cancer.