Make a Difference to Children With Cancer By Joining Our Board
We are recruiting for volunteer Trustees to join our board at Cancer Fund for Children Ireland.
Why Get Involved?
Cancer treatment is frightening, challenging, and isolating and can devastate families emotionally, physically, and financially. For a diagnosed child, months of gruelling treatment and its side effects can impact their mental health, their education, and their friendships.
Cancer Fund for Children is an all-Ireland charity providing emotional support to children diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is simple – to ensure no child faces cancer alone. We have an ambitious five-year strategy that will transform how children and their families are supported across Ireland. Wherever a family lives they will get equal support.
We plan to develop services nationally across Ireland by supporting children and young people in hospital and in their community, alongside building a new Therapeutic Short Break Centre in Co. Mayo, providing free short breaks to every family living with a child with cancer in Ireland.
What Can You Bring?
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated Trustees from Ireland, particularly the Connacht region, with the skills, expertise, and networks to help us grow and realise our mission. Our new Trustees will have skills and expertise in the following areas:
- Have a commitment to the purpose, aims and mission of Cancer Fund for Children.
- Be an active advocate and ambassador, with the ability to connect Cancer Fund for Children with personal and business contacts that would add value and further develop the aims of the charity.
- Specialist in strategic thinking.
- Communication, PR & Marketing.
- Knowledge and experience of generating finance for a Capital programme.
As a Trustee you will have:
- Induction and Training.
- The opportunity to network with senior professionals.
- The opportunity to influence and shape an innovative Capital Build Project (the first of its kind in Ireland).
- The opportunity to transform how children with cancer are supported across Ireland.
- Develop new skills, whilst giving something back.
How Much Time Will It Involve?
The expected time commitment will include four Trustees meetings a year (2 hrs), normally held in Dublin with the option of virtual dial in. One full-day strategy day, alongside sub-committees that can meet bi-monthly for 1 hr.
How To Apply?
The deadline for applications is Friday 9th April.