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Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

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Help us beat Childhood Cancer

Volunteer your skills as a Trustee on our Board

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Registered Charity that raises money to fund research into new treatments for childhood cancer and to support children and their families during and after treatment.

In particular we are looking for trustees who have strong experience in one of the following areas:

  • Fundraising with a non-profit organisation
  • Human Resources (HR) Management

We are also looking for individuals who may be interested in becoming Secretary to the board.

As a Trustee you will be able to contribute by;

  • Ensuring the charity is fulfilling its purpose;
  • Helping to create a safe and protected environment for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries;
  • Bringing your experience to guide and support the operational team
  • Implementing and adapting the strategic vision of the charity;
  • Improving our fundraising activities to help us achieve our research goals

This is a voluntary position adapted to the demands of your professional career. Most of our Trustees have similar challenges and we adapt accordingly. The minimum commitments is monthly Board meetings and updates, but ideally around a total of 15 days per year.

Why is this important?

Currently over 60% of childhood cancer survivors suffer life-limiting side effects caused by treatments that damage their bodies. These side effects last a lifetime and can include hearing loss, organ & bone problems and even infertility.

Children’s cancer research is severely underfunded with only 3.5% of medical research spend dedicated to fixing this problem. But Kidscan are different and after 18 years we continue to be one of the only UK charities dedicated to finding safe new therapies specifically for children. Our goal is to create a world where every child can survive cancer and thrive throughout adulthood without suffering side-effects.

Where you are an experienced Trustee looking for a new challenge, or you are a professional looking to take you first step at Board level, we want to hear from you

More opportunities with Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

Location:

Alumni House, Acton Square, Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4NY, GB

Mission Statement

Our objective is to help every child that is diagnosed with cancer to survive and thrive. This means: • Curing all children diagnosed with cancer • Improving the current treatments for children with cancer • Developing new, targeted treatments to treat specific cancers in children • Using our research base to influence policy to overcome the obstacles to the introduction of new and existing drugs to clinicians

Description

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.

We receive no statutory funding, but with the contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses we fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Alumni HouseActon SquareSalford, North West M5 4NYUnited Kingdom

(53.48405,-2.27347)
 

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 1-5 hours per month.
  • Monthly Board meetings.

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