The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) are seeking trustees to join its Board

The NCRI is seeking trustees to join its Board and help strengthen its core purpose of promoting coordination and collaboration in cancer research. Our trustees are the custodians of the NCRI, responsible for ensuring that our resources are used effectively in pursuit of our main objectives. As a trustee, you will also have oversight of our strategic vision and hold us accountable to our objectives. Our trustees’ perspectives help to ensure that we remain focused on our charitable objects.

We’re looking to recruit people from across the age spectrum, from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds and encourage interest from individuals whose lives have been affected by cancer. If you believe you have skills developed from your professional life combined with the energy, commitment and drive to make a difference and bring a new perspective we are keen to hear from you.       

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who would bring knowledge and/or expertise of the following sectors and areas: scientific/clinical, financial and legal. Although we are based in London, our Partners are spread across the UK, and we are keen to reflect that regional diversity on our Board. With teleconferencing facilities and travelling expenses available, applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of geographical location.

You will be required to attend at least six meetings of the Board per year, each lasting between 1-3 hours. You will also be expected to attend our NCRI Cancer Conference, our flagship four day event held in November each year, for which registration fees and expenses will be paid.

Whilst this is a volunteer role, reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with NCRI’s expenses policy.

The term of appointment will be three years initially with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of two further terms (unless there are exceptional circumstances which justify a further term being in the best interests of the NCRI). Further information and how to apply.

Further information about NCRI can be found on our website at

The NCRI trustees’ role profile, and further information about our current Chair and trustees, can be found online at:  Formal guidance on the responsibilities of trustees is issued by the Charity Commission via Guidance Note CC03