Trustee - Tiny Tickers

Trustee - Tiny Tickers

Trustee/Governor
J69892
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital Trustees
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

London, W42LA
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Trustee meetings take place remotely, with ideally one meeting per year held in London

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
The initial term of office is 3 years. The Board meets four times per year, typically Wed 6-7.30pm. In between meetings discussions are held on email.

Deadline

11 Dec 2020

We are looking for up to four people with energy, passion and commitment to join our Board of Trustees. Through your skills and expertise you will make a significant contribution to our work helping babies with serious heart defects.

What will you be doing?

For the last 21 years, Tiny Tickers has been making an increasingly positive impact on the lives of babies with serious heart conditions; their families; and the dedicated health professionals who look after them. However, there is much more to do if we are to achieve our vision - we want every baby with a serious heart condition to have the best chance of survival and the highest possible quality of life.

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year and plays a crucial role - focusing on the charity’s governance and accountability; on fundraising regulations and our financial health; on overseeing our strategy and ensuring our staff team has the resources and support required to achieve our ambitions. Our Board is very aware of the importance of good governance and wants to ensure best practice in all the charity does - so that our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters are able to achieve the maximum impact for babies with congenital heart disease.

It is vital that the Board has the right blend of experience, expertise and is reflective of the communities and families we seek to support. Therefore, we are excited by this opportunity to make a number of new Trustee appointments.

We are keen to appoint an additional two health professionals to the Board - someone with experience in obstetric ultrasound; and someone with experience working in fetal and/or paediatric cardiology.

We are a growing charity and, therefore, we wish to appoint a Trustee working in a senior fundraising or digital role in a charity larger than Tiny Tickers - to help us continue our growth in these areas.

Additionally, we recognise the value of having a diverse range of experiences and views across our organisation and, following senior leadership training from the Young Trustees Movement, we wish to appoint a young trustee to bring a fresh and meaningful new perspective to our Board.

We are committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and hope these appointments are an opportunity to continue to improve the organisation in that regard. Therefore, we welcome all expressions of interest and are committed to an open and transparent selection process. We want people who are passionate about our cause and our work, and who can offer their skills, sound advice and constructive challenge to help the Board deliver its responsibilities of scrutiny and support.

What are we looking for?

We are recruiting up to four new Trustees and would welcome applications for people with knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Fundraising and/or digital development
  • A young trustee aged 30 and under
  • Obstetric ultrasound
  • Fetal and/or paediatric cardiology

Each Trustee must have:

  • A commitment to the organisation.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • The ability to think creatively.
  • A willingness to speak their mind.
  • An understanding (or willingness to learn) and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • The ability to demonstrate Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness; integrity; objectivity; accountability; openness; honesty; and leadership.

You don’t need to have had experience as a Trustee or being on a Board before - we will offer an induction period and training and development opportunities as required. Much more important to us is your desire to be involved in our charity, and the skillset you possess.

What difference will you make?

The Board of Trustees plays a crucial role - focusing on the charity’s governance and accountability; on fundraising regulations and our financial health; on overseeing our strategy and ensuring our staff team has the resources and support required to achieve our ambitions.

Our Board is very aware of the importance of good governance and wants to ensure best practice in all the charity does - so that our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters are able to achieve the maximum impact for babies with congenital heart disease.

It is vital that the Board has the right blend of experience, expertise and is reflective of the communities and families we seek to support.

What's in it for the volunteer?

In return for your time and expertise, we can offer you a rewarding experience. You will be joining a friendly board operating in an open and collaborative way. Your involvement will serve to improve our Board and have a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by congenital heart disease. You will be making a valued contribution to our work saving and improving lives.

You will have the opportunity to broaden your understanding of the charity sector; of congenital heart disease; and of serving on a Board.

Before you apply

In order to be considered, please provide: A supporting letter no longer than two sides of A4, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, and why you would like to become a Tiny Tickers' Trustee. A comprehensive, up-to-date CV. The details of two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior knowledge or consent).
Causes
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • We’re a small charity with big ambitions. We’ve got a proud track record of helping improve the detection, care and treatment of babies with serious heart conditions, and we have exciting plans to...