Bracken Trust Cancer Support Centre
The Trust is a registered charity that supports anyone affected by cancer in the Mid Wales and border areas. It supports people diagnosed with cancer; their families/carers and also people who have been bereaved by cancer.
It complements and supports the NHS medical care and aims to help people understand and manage their condition. As well as the physical impact on the individual, a cancer diagnosis and subsequent medical treatment can impact on the social, emotional, psychological and financial aspects of a person’s life. The need for ongoing information and support throughout the cancer journey is therefore invaluable for the patient, their carer and family, and the bereaved.
Although donations to offset costs are gratefully received, The Trust is here for everyone who might benefit, and no charge is made for any of its services. The Trust’s staff are supported by a large team of skilled and dedicated volunteers who carry out a wide range of duties on a regular basis.
It was founded in November 1995 by Sister Grace Lawrence (a former Macmillan Nurse) and Sister Beryl Lichtenstein (herself a Cancer patient), together with Dr Hans Lichtenstein, GP, who had together recognised the lack of support within our very rural, sparsely populated area for cancer patients and their families.
It does not receive any statutory funding and therefore relies entirely on donations, legacies, fund raising and grants to help it support people affected by cancer and give them the help they need.
The Bracken Trust is seeking new Trustees who have senior-level experience as a current or recent practitioner in the NHS and/or social care sectors information Technology marketing or media skills
About the Role
The successful applicant will add capacity and strengthen our board to help the organisation remain focused on its mission to support anyone affected by cancer in Powys and its adjoining border areas.
As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will contribute actively to the Board's role in giving strategic direction and vision to the organisation, its governance, agreeing overall policy, defining goals, agreeing targets, and evaluating performance. There will be the opportunity to make a real difference to those affected by cancer, the staff and volunteers.
Trustees will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the vision, mission and values of the organisation and work well as part of a committed team.
For a recruitment pack please contact: info(at)brackentrust.org.uk or telephone: 01597 823646.
If you wish to apply, please email your current CV and a Covering Letter detailing:
What motivated you to apply to become a Trustee?
What other experience or skills do you feel you could offer?
Are there any areas of the organisation’s work you have a particular interest in and/or would like to become more involved in?
Closing date for applications: Ongoing