We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.


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An opportunity has arisen for a new Chair of Trustees to join the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at a really exciting time for our charity as our current Chair steps down at the end of her very successful term of six years. Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and other global issues, we have had a record-breaking fundraising year, and are looking forward to implementing some exciting new plans to enhance cancer services and improve lives in our local communities.

We have been through some major strategic and operational changes, and we are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to lead the board, and to support and contribute to this work as we launch a new ambitious five-year strategic plan.

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is strongly rooted in our community, here in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.

We aim to ensure that people in our region have the best possible services and support during their treatment and beyond. The charity was founded in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies, in response to the lack of local cancer services. Since then, we estimate over 100,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved by our work.

Throughout our appeal we have been building upon our existing base of highly successful community fundraising; growing our profile and links with local businesses and the wider health and charity sectors. We have big ambitions for the future, including developing our own non-clinical support services and growing our income to £1m+ annually.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to take on the leadership of our board of trustees, and complement the skills of our existing and highly valued board members. The trustees provide strategic direction and leadership, act as advocates for the organisation and support the CEO and staff team. They formulate and review strategy and progress made in its implementation, ensure that policy and practices are in keeping with our objects, and that Lingen Davies strives to achieve best practice in meeting legal and financial obligations.

The most important quality we are looking for is a genuine interest in supporting the objectives of the charity. We also need our Chair to be and advocate for us, willing and able to form effective relationships both within and outside of the charity, ensuring that all opportunities to develop Lingen Davies Cancer Fund are fully realised.

For further information about the role and to receive an application pack please email: Naomi Atkin, Chief Executive Officer on naomi.atkin@lingendavies.co.uk

Deadline for expressions of interest: 9am 12th July 2022

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with the HR Committee in the week beginning 18th July 2022

We are also recruiting for two new roles in our staff team; an Events Marketing Coordinator and a Health Engagement Coordinator. For more information please click here


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