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Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

We are delighted to be partnering with the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) - the UK’s only national charity dedicated to bone health and osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a public health emergency and is one of the most urgent challenges to living well in later life.

Half of women and a fifth of men over 50 will suffer a fracture (broken bone) because of osteoporosis. There are over half a million fractures every year because of the condition, costing the NHS £4.6bn annually. As many people die from fracture-related causes as from diabetes and lung cancer.

In response to record demand the ROS have launched an ambitious 4 year strategy “breaking the silence” it will focus on campaigning, public engagement, research and first-rate support services.

To help them deliver they’ve identified a need tostrengthen their Board with a Fundraising Trustee.

We’re looking for fundraising specialist who:

  • Has a substantial background as a senior charity Fundraiser with a sound understanding andexperience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels.

  • Can bring overall leadership and governance of the charity’s fundraising functions

  • Ensure ROS is in the best possible position to develop and deliver high quality strategies in fundraising

The Fundraising Trustee will also:

  • Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the charity, setting overall strategy and policy, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the proper investment of the Charity's funds

  • Ensure the Charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuing its objectives

  • Participate in other tasks as arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising

  • Attend meetings and sub-committee meetings as appropriate and read papers in preparation for the meeting

  • Use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives, or other issues, to the area of the Charity's work in which the Trustee has fundraising expertise.

The appointment would be initially for a 3 year term with the possibility of renewal.

The time you need to dedicate will be approximately 1 day a month.Trustees are required to commit sufficient time to work alongside members of the Senior Leadership Team providing expertise, support and challenge.They hold four Board meetings a year during normal working hours which last approximately 4 hours plus an additional strategic planning/board development meeting.

Trustees may be asked to join a sub board committee and the potential for 2-3 ad hoc meetings per annum on top.

The ROS is headquartered in Bath it is expected that while it is possible for virtual attendance for meetings, ad-hoc travel to the office will be required.

ROS welcomes applicants that reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

To apply for this role, please either reply to this advert with an updated version of your CV or contact Lisa Ross or Emma Patmore on or 0207 198 6060. In the first instance you will be sent an information pack with details about the role and recruitment process, but the team are on hand to answers any questions that you may have about the role, so please do get in touch if you want a confidential discussion.

The deadline looking at a deadline of 23rd May at 5.30pm