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President Role

Breast Cancer UK is looking to appoint its first President to help raise the profile of the charity and to champion our key messages.

Breast cancer rates have risen considerably over the last decade.   Now, 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. 

Our mission is to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.   We believe more can be done to eliminate the environmental risk factors that may be making us more vulnerable to the disease. 

The President will help to raise the profile of the charity, as well as its scientific standing, by increasing awareness amongst key stakeholders of the importance of adopting a preventative approach to breast cancer.

The President will help us to develop and build relationships with key institutions, organisations and individuals.

He or she will help to open doors and facilitate advocacy, foster our ability to make impact and achieve leverage with key policy makers and influencers.

For a full Role Description and Person Specification click here


Like Trustees, the President would be expected to follow Breast Cancer UK's Code of Conduct and must declare that they are not disqualified from being a Trustee under the Charities Act 1993

It is expected that the role would require a commitment of up to 1 day per month on average but not necessarily during working hours.  The President would not be required to attend the Board of Trustees and would not have an administrative role.

The role is unremunerated but reasonable expenses would be reimbursed.

Download the President Role Description and Person Specification

Application process

We inviting expressions of interest now with a view to appointing by the end of the year.  Please send your CV and a short biography explaining why you are suited to the role to by the 5th September 2017. 

Please also fill out our equal opportunities monitoring form and return it with your CV.  The form will be kept separate from your application. 

If you would like to discuss the role before submitting your application, please contact Lynn Ladbrook, CEO on 07786393181  or by email to

Breast Cancer UK value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds.  Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Further Reading

The Charity Commission's Guide to the The Essential Trustee

Breast Cancer UK's Trustee Code of Conduct

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