Bliss Scotland Trustees x 2 (voluntary)

Over 100,000 babies are born needing neonatal care in the UK each year. That’s 1 in 7 babies, or over 300 babies every day. Would you like to make a difference to the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable babies and their families?

About Us

Bliss Scotland is the leading charity for premature and sick babies: our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in Scotland has the best chance of survival and quality of life. Bliss Scotland is part of the Bliss UK group of charities, and provides particular oversight of and support for our work across Scotland.

The Role

We are recruiting 2 new dedicated Bliss Scotland Trustees, based in Scotland, to join our passionate and committed Board, to support the charity’s governance and overall strategic direction.

About you

We need people who can help us achieve our ambitious plans, who are good at reviewing and challenging those plans to help us to improve them, and who have the time and skills to commit to this important role. In particular, we are keen to hear from applicants with background, skills and experience in either of the following areas:

  • Fundraising, in particular experience / knowledge of either institutional fundraising in Scotland (trusts / foundations / corporate), and/or of community and events fundraising
  • NHS Scotland / health experience, in particular from a management perspective.

We are also keen to hear from applicants with a diversity of experiences and backgrounds. Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.

Why apply?

As a trustee you will join the charity at a critical time as we have recently launched our first dedicated Bliss Scotland three-year strategy, in our 10th anniversary year as a registered Scottish charity. There is so much more to do for sick and tiny babies in Scotland and to provide much needed emotional and practical help for their families Bliss Scotland is passionately committed to ensuring that all babies and their families have the best possible care wherever they are born. Join us to help us make a difference!

We really value the diversity of ideas and skills that Trustees can bring, and welcome applications that can help us reflect this on our Board.

How to Apply

For more details, please view the full recruitment pack below
Application closes on Monday 8 July 2019 by 9:00 AM
Apply with your CV and covering letter only with the subject line 'Trustee Recruitment Bliss Scotland'
Interview will be held in early September

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for interview so if you have not heard from us you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Role Description (Scotland Trustee)

Trustee role description and Information pack

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