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Closing Date: Friday 1 November 2019
Remuneration: Expenses reimbursed
We are looking for an individual with professional experience in finance and accounting, with a track record of monitoring and scrutinising financial reporting, procedures and overseeing compliance with legal and accounting best practice. The successful candidate will join a Board with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds, and will Chair the charity’s Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Committee (ARSC).
Breast Cancer UK’s mission is to prevent breast cancer through scientific understanding, education, collaboration and policy change.
We are the only UK breast cancer charity focused entirely on the prevention of breast cancer by campaigning to reduce risk, using traditional and digital channels to extend reach. Today 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives but at least 1 in 4 breast cancers is thought to be preventable.
Our research focuses on environmental and chemical causes of breast cancer but our education and advice includes all preventable risk factors.
Breast Cancer UK’s income has grown from £107,000 (31.3.2014) to £433,000 (31.3.2018). With a newly appointed dynamic CEO and a highly engaged Board, we have ambitious plans set out in our strategic plan to expand still further.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board and support the CEO and wider staff team to deliver our vision and strategy.
As well as financial and accounting experience, you will have outstanding communication skills and be able to support, challenge and scrutinise the financial affairs of the charity, as well as constructively contribute fully to wider issues considered by the Board. While you may not have personal or family experience of breast cancer, you will need to have a passion for what we do.
You will be able to demonstrable experience and skills in:
Further details are provided within the Role Description and Person Specification.
Time Commitment – the Board holds meetings in London on a quarterly basis. The post holder will therefore need to be accessible to London. The successful candidate will also Chair the Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Committee (ARSC) which meets once a quarter in the evening by video conference.
Breast Cancer UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of background. Breast cancer affects all people and we welcome applications from all genders. Please help us monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy by completing our equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be separated from your application on receipt and any information gathered anonymised and used only for statistical purposes.
To apply for this position, please submit:
Please submit your applications to Breast Cancer UK CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 1 November 2019. Please note our advert may close due to the volume of applicants so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Please let us know if you have any disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and/or if you require any special provision should you be called for an interview.
Closing dates for applications: 5pm Friday 1 November 2019
Informal Interview with CEO – (to be held during the day or evening via Zoom): 11 November 2019
Panel interviews – (to be held in evening by Zoom): 18 November 2019
If you have any queries about the application process then please send an email stating the nature of your query to email@example.com
Please note that other than responding to queries it is Breast Cancer UK’s policy not to communicate further with an applicant who is not shortlisted for interview.
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