Jobs and Internships
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Join us to help end breast cancer, once and for all.
Earlier this week, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign made the bold and exciting announcement to merge to become the largest breast cancer research charity in the UK. Despite the huge progress that science has made over the last 25 years, more women than ever are getting breast cancer, and we predict that 185,000 lives will be lost to breast cancer by 2030. We must rise to this challenge.
As part of the integration programme, we are seeking an independent Chair to lead the new Board of Trustees in support of the new Charity’s vision and strategy. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful integration and launch of the new Charity as well as to make an impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
The winning candidate will bring considerable experience of senior leadership and change management. S/he will be an experienced chair and be able to provide oversight and a balance of support and challenge as well as ensure high standards of probity and governance. S/he will have strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to build relationships with key stakeholders and act as an ambassador for the new charity. A warm, collegiate and diplomatic style and an excitement about the new Charity's mission will be important to help seize the opportunities generated by this dynamic new venture.
The position of Chair is voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed by the Charity.
To download the appointment details for this role please visit Perrett Laver's website quoting reference 1791.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am GMT on Friday 12th December 2014.
Internships with Breast Cancer Campaign
Policy & Campaigns Intern
This is an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience of policy, public affairs and campaigning in the charity sector by contributing to the vital work of a leading breast cancer charity, making it the ideal springboard for someone interested in working in health policy or parliamentary affairs.
The Policy and Campaigns internship would suit someone with an interest in health and science policy, politics and driving positive social change and who has good organisational and interpersonal skills.
While the role is unpaid your daily travel expenses (within London zones 1-9) and lunch (up to £5 a day) will be reimbursed.
Duration: 4 months
Hours: Ideally we would like you to commit to a minimum of three days per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible hours available between 9am – 6pm
Location: London, EC2A, 4HT
To apply please email your CV with a covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the criteria in the job description to Amelia Chong, Policy and Campaigns Assistant email@example.com
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 7 December
Interviews: Thursday 11 December or Friday 12 December
More about internships
Campaign’s internship scheme offers voluntary work placement opportunities to students, graduates, or anyone looking for a career change. An internship is a great introduction for those looking to forge a career in the charity sector, and can help you gain key experience and skills while seeing how the charity operates. Internships are available in various teams throughout the year and all involve working on key projects aimed at providing you with a challenging and interesting experience, working towards our aim of overcoming breast cancer. All internships take place at our head office in London. The internship is unpaid, although travel and lunch expenses are provided.
What’s in it for you?
- An insight into the charity sector
- The chance to develop key skills
- CV writing and interview training
- Access to our vacancies during your internship
- A dedicated member of staff to support you throughout your internship
- A reference on completion of your internship
- Travel and lunch expenses
- For more details about our internships, check out our internship FAQs.