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Fundraising Committee Member (Voluntary Position)

As a leading Children’s Cancer Research charity, based in Salford, Kidscan funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.

We receive no statutory funding, but with contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses, we fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.

As a fully registered charity, our Kidscan vision and purpose is that we believe all children should not only survive their cancer, but thrive afterwards. Going on to enjoy their lives fully, without the limited impacts of having suffered from Cancer. This guides our decision-making and strategic development.

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research are seeking to bring together a committee of business leaders to galvanise the support of the North-West business community. We envision that members will be experts in utilising their professional networks to engage new supporters. In addition, we expect members will have the ability to organise or input into a series of fundraising events implemented by the committee itself. We are particularly interested in individuals who are highly connected in the North West, with a particular focus on Manchester, Salford and Liverpool.

Through dedicated fundraising and networking, we see the committee becoming a key engine of growth and development for the charity, allowing us to become more ambitious in the research that we fund. We envisage that as the Fundraising Committee grows, there will be opportunity to fundraise for complex projects such as The Centre of Excellence, a key goal in our strategic plan.

The committee will be led by an elected Chair who also sits on the Board of Trustees providing an essential link between the two.

ROLE OF THE MEMBERS 

  • Implement engaging fundraising events, utilising your business networks to achieve an annual income of £100,000
  • Actively engage in advocacy and networking to promote Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research whilst educating the public about childhood cancer research and the issues surrounding current treatments
  • Work with our dedicated Corporate Fundraising Manager to identify prospective corporate partners and work to develop effective relationships
  • Analyse relationships with current and prospective funders (major donors, trusts & foundations) and work with the Kidscan team to develop individual strategies to strengthen and ignite those relationships
  • Monitor all fundraising activities organised by the committee to ensure that ethical fundraising practices are in place, that fundraising activities are cost-effective and that donors are acknowledged appropriately
  • Track and report progress towards fundraising goals to the committee

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT 

Each member of the committee will be expected to commit a minimum of 2-4 hours per month which may increase depending on any fundraising activities established. The committee will be expected to meet at least 6 times per year in person or via conference call and all members will be expected to actively participate in meetings contributing to the discussion and sharing ideas, contacts and networks.

As Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research holds charitable status, this position will be unremunerated.

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to board@kidscan.org.uk 

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