We are currently recruiting for two trustees to our Board.

We believe men deserve better

Prostate Cancer UK has one simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. We’ve invested millions of pounds into ground-breaking research, awareness and services to help beat the disease which kills more than 11,000 men each year in the UK. We work to get men in all areas of the UK the early detection, effective diagnosis, better treatments and high quality support they deserve. 

Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s largest men’s health charity. We help men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Putting men at the centre of everything we do, we work to get men in all areas of the UK the early detection, effective diagnosis, better treatments and high quality support they deserve. We have invested millions of pounds into ground-breaking research, awareness and services over the past 10 years and have the ambition to do even more.

Our organisational strategy ‘Ten Years to Tame Prostate Cancer’ aims to make this disease, which kills more than 11,000 men a year in the UK, something that the next generation of men need not fear.

Finance and governance

Our Board is seeking a new trustee to help us turn our bold ambition into a reality and help us ensure that prostate cancer is something that the next generation need not fear. 

We are specifically looking for someone with extensive experience in the areas of finance and governance to join our Board of Trustees and to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the discussions of the Board and its sub-committees. We are looking for someone who bring a range of skills, including commercial acumen and networks from within business and/or, professional services.

Our Board meets in London four times a year and, in addition to attending board meetings, you would be expected to be a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (which meets four to five times per year) and attend occasional Board workshops and seminars.

The role is unpaid, but out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

For further information, including the role description and job specification, and details on how to apply, please contact pam.macdonald@prostatecanceruk.org

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet informally with Prostate Cancer UK and formal panel interviews for the position will take place in November.

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Marketing, advertising and communication

Prostate Cancer UK is seeking to recruit a trustee to join the Board of Trustees to help provide oversight and guidance for turning our strategy into a reality and stopping prostate cancer being a killer.

The board is responsible for overseeing the strategic agenda for the charity as well as providing the required high level of governance. The board comprises individuals with the specific talents needed to provide oversight for the development of the objectives and strategy of the charity. We are now seeking to recruit a candidate with a background in marketing and advertising with experience of contemporary communication techniques. 

Prostate Cancer UK has grown rapidly over the past few years, both in terms of revenue and awareness, and we are planning to capitalise on this through a programme of ambitious income growth.

We need someone who can provide the necessary disciplines to help our team deliver this growth - someone who can advise on the development of communication strategies, and the use of consumer insights to inform our decisions. 

It is vital that the candidate understands the importance of the high level of accountability needed and the fundamental requirement for optimising the use of charity resources. There is a dedicated revenue and marketing resource within the charity, and it is essential that the appointee forges a good working relationship with them.

The candidate will probably have achieved management status at the highest level, and will have experience of working collaboratively with management boards, and can demonstrate that they can add tangible value at a strategic level.

The Board meets four times each year in London, with an annual strategy day in addition, and the appointee would be expected also to join the Board Business Development Committee, which meets quarterly and to attend any additional Board workshops/seminars as appropriate.

For further information, including the role description and job specification, and details on how to apply, please contact pam.macdonald@prostatecanceruk.org

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet informally with Prostate Cancer UK and formal panel interviews for the position will take place in November.

Download the role description