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Trustee – British Heart Foundation

Jul 28, 2020

Expired on: Sep 13, 2020

Inclusive Boards is pleased to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in their search for a new Trustee.

BHF currently funds over half of all non-commercial research into heart and circulatory diseases carried out in the  UK, supporting around £100m of new projects every year. But it’s not enough. We know that overall investment in research into heart and circulatory diseases is disproportionately low compared to the burden of suffering. We need to close that gap.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the charity in the pursuit of its strategies to fulfil its charitable purposes

All Trustees are expected to: 

  • Work in partnership with other Trustees and the Executive Group to achieve the BHF’s objectives and
  • Act as high level representatives for the BHF.

Key duties:

  • To set and approve the overall strategy and key policies of the BHF.
  • To ensure that the BHF and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the BHF’s governing document, continually striving for best practice in governance.
  • To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the role of Trustee, undertaking all duties in a way that upholds best practice in governance to maintain or enhance public confidence and trust in the BHF, including avoiding personal conflicts of interest.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the BHF through good governance, management and clear strategic planning.
  • To direct and monitor performance of the BHF and ensure that it is solvent and well run.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: BHF recognises the importance of board diversity and in seeking to attract the best talent and expertise is committed to increasing diversity across its Board and wider committee structure.  If you want to learn more, please download the candidate information pack below.

How to Apply

  • If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following:
  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and will be assessed as part of your full application.
  • Please provide details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. (Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.)
  • Diversity monitoring form – your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.

To apply, please email Sam Carey @ bhf@inclusiveboards.co.uk or call 0207 267 8369 or on 07702 213 945 for more information.


Should you chose to apply, as part of Inclusive Boards’ continuing efforts to promote diversity, please fill out our DIVERSITY MONITORING FORM

This in no way affects your application to British Heart Foundation


Sector: Charities
Role Type: Trustee
Company: British Heart Foundation
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