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Call for Trustees

The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses board of trustees invite applications for new trustees to sit on its board to help the charity sustain and grow and provide effective corporate governance.

The charitable objective of the NLCFN is the advancement of health by providing nurses who specialise in the treatment of patients with lung cancer or mesothelioma with support, education and the opportunity to communicate and network with peers; and to provide a national voice on clinical and strategic issues for specialist lung cancer nurses

Our trustees are asked to assume oversight of a specific governance concern for the charity. This could be: safeguarding, legal compliance, longer term fundraising strategy, policy review or other projects.

In addition to participating in email correspondence trustees are expected to attend:
• Two board meetings per year
• The AGM

The Board of trustees has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up. Day to day management of the charity’s affairs is in the hands of an Operational NLCFN Committee. Board membership is voluntary and unpaid though standard class travelling expenses incurred as a result of NLCFN business are reimbursed.

Following a recent trustee skills audit the trustees have identified skill gaps and are thus particularly keen to receive applications from those with expertise in charity finance/accountancy and/or charity law and governance and/or business development/fundraising.

Applicants are advised to review the role of the charity trustee before applying - see HERE

Applicants are requested to complete the online application form HERE.  All applicants will be reviewed by the trustees and a shortlist of applicants may be invited for interview.  The shortlist of applicants will be submitted for approval by the operational committee.  All appointments are subject to ratification by the membership.