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Role

Trustee

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Health/Medical

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    23-12-2018

  • Client:

    Richard Dyson

New Start, which was set up in 1986, is a charity which supports the programme of heart and lung transplantation at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, serving the North West of England.

 Whilst the NHS provides substantial funds for the transplant centre there is always a demand for state of the art equipment or money to support pioneering treatments and research which the NHS is unable to fund. The charity plays a vital role by providing funds to accelerate the adoption of new procedures and by funding research which advances the technology surrounding transplantation, thus enabling the Wythenshawe Transplant Centre to remain at the forefront of excellence for the treatment of cardiac and lung disease. 

We currently have a board of eight trustees but a number of long standing trustees are due to retire over the next two years and we are looking to appoint up to three new trustees to the board. We would welcome applications from individuals, particularly those with demonstrable business experience or a recognised financial or legal qualification, who feel their skills and experience will enable them to make a valuable contribution in the charity. 

The board meets quarterly and has overall accountability for the management of the charity, in addition to statutory duties and providing strategic direction and guidance to the charity’s administrator. The positions are voluntary and unpaid, but provide an opportunity for close involvement with a charitable organisation which provides important support to heart and lung transplantation at Wythenshawe Hospital. 

Please email CVs and supporting information to info@newstartcharity.org or contact Richard Dyson, Chair on 0161 980 5552 for an informal discussion about the role and application process For more information please visit www.newstartcharity.org