Asthma UK
London E1 (Aldgate)
Unremunerated with reasonable expenses
08 Dec 2017
08 Jan 2018
Part Time
Contract Type

Asthma UK is looking to recruit Trustees with a financial, commercial and/or fundraising background. We are also actively seeking one Trustee with clinical experience relevant to asthma.

These vacancies have arisen due to existing Trustees ending their terms of office. In order to maintain and build the diversity of our Trustees, we would particularly welcome applications from women, young people and black and minority ethnic candidates.

Asthma UK

There is nothing as terrifying as the feeling of not being able to breathe or watching helplessly as a loved one struggles for breath. Although asthma affects 1 in 5 households in the UK it is, mistakenly, seen to be ‘sorted’. It’s not.  In the UK today, every 10 seconds someone has a potentially fatal asthma attack. Every day the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one to an asthma attack. Tragically, the majority of these could be prevented right now.

At Asthma UK, we have a unique opportunity to make a profound, positive change to the lives of over 5 million people with asthma by stopping asthma attacks and curing asthma. Through this Trustee role you can play a crucial part in shaping how we make that change happen.

We strongly believe that we are at a time of enormous opportunity to transform asthma outcomes; through new avenues of scientific research and technology supported health management. We also believe that we – as Asthma UK – have the insights, networks and the passion to harness that opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people with asthma. In a connected world our size - under £10 million income and with around 80 people – can be an advantage by driving us to be agile and strategic in our response to the constantly changing needs and behaviours of our beneficiaries, and the opportunities to partner with those who share our vision.

We have recently reinvigorated our Executive and Trustee team and set an ambitious strategy to transform the charity to take advantage of the reach and scale technology can bring. We would like to recruit more Trustees to join us with financial, commercial or fund-raising experience. In addition, we would like to recruit one Trustee with Clinical experience relevant to people with asthma. If you have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to help shape the future for people with asthma, we want to hear from you.

How to apply

Application should be made via our website at

Please ensure that your supporting statement draws out how you meet the brief, particularly with regard to the skills/experience sought, as detailed in Section 4 of the Candidate Job Pack.

Closing date is 24 January 2018 @ 5pm.

For an informal and confidential discussion regarding the application process, our Director of People and Organisational Development, Alison McNamara, would be pleased to take your call. This can be arranged through Laura Pearcy, Executive Assistant to Chief Executive and Board of Trustees at or 020 7786 4902. Laura would also be happy to organise a more detailed conversation with the Chair of Nominations Committee or Chair of Council, should applicants find that useful prior to application. 

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