Trustees wanted at the Family Fund

Join us as a Trustee and help to change the lives of disabled children.

Family Fund believes that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and our grants and services help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

The role

We are looking to appoint two exceptional individuals who will bring passion and commitment, as well as skills and experience, to our Board. Trustees play an active role in governing the charity and are responsible for setting vision, strategic priorities, and for ensuring that the charity complies with legal, charitable and financial requirements.

Ensuring our work is represented across the UK is of great importance to us, so for one of these appointments we are looking for someone who is resident in Northern Ireland. We are interested in hearing from people from a variety of backgrounds, and we are particularly looking for candidates with experience in the not for profit sector; disability sector experience in education, health or social care; and those who have expertise in the areas of policy development, fundraising, and marketing and communications.

We welcome candidates with direct experience of caring for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person, and are keen to improve the diversity profile of our Board.

The Board meets four to six times a year in York. In between, we communicate regularly by email and occasional teleconference. The positions are not remunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Download the information pack for more details: Family Fund Trustee information pack

To apply, submit your CV and supporting letter to or to Jane Davies, Family Fund, 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9WN.

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2017 with interviews being held in York late May/early June 2017.