Join our team of trustees

We are looking for two new trustees to join Solving Kids’ Cancer UK on its journey towards a future where no child dies of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma or suffers due to the treatment they receive. We are particularly looking for one new trustee with personal lived experience of neuroblastoma.

Solving Kids’ Cancer UK is a very special charity with a dedicated and passionate team of staff and trustees – we are proud of our parent-led ethos, which means that parents with lived experience of neuroblastoma work at every level of our charity to help ensure we remain focused on addressing the challenges faced by the people who need our support most.

In your role as a trustee you will use your skills, knowledge, and experience to support and have accountability for the oversight of the charity’s activities at a strategic level. You will apply commitment, focus, effective communication, and team working to help the charity achieve the greatest impact for children and families.

Although this is a role with significant responsibility, please do not be put off applying. You will receive a great induction to help you settle in and plenty of ongoing support and guidance to become successful in your role. If you’d benefit from an informal chat before applying, please contact Claire in the first instance who will help to make the necessary arrangements -

Solving Kids' Cancer UK Trustee Recruitment Pack

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Solving Kids' Cancer UK Trustee Recruitment Pack

Key role information

Location: Remote-based, with occasional travel to the London office for meetings
Duration: Initial 3-year term
Salary: Voluntary role (travel expenses are reimbursed)
Start date: ASAP but in agreement with successful applicants 

Summary of role responsibilities

Your overall responsibility as trustee will be to provide direction and stewardship for Solving Kids’ Cancer UK in support of its charitable aims, by:

  • Setting the charity’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Developing a strategy to achieve its objectives and monitoring its performance.
  • Ensuring the charity seeks and considers the views of current and future users.
  • Acting as guardian of the charity’s assets.
  • Ensuring compliance with constitutional, legal, regulatory, and fiduciary requirements.
  • Ensuring the charity’s governance is maintained to the highest possible standard.

You can find lots more information about the role and charity in the Recruitment Pack.

Applying for the role

We invite you to apply to become a Trustee by completing an Application Form highlighting your suitability in the Supporting Statement and by sending your CV. Please send your completed application and CV to Claire Hislop, Head of Operations at

We also welcome you to complete our anonymous diversity monitoring form, to help drive our work towards our diversity and inclusion commitments.

We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. We also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Trustee Application Form

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Application form for the Trustee role at Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

Recruitment timetable

We aim to follow the schedule outlined below:

Applications close: 19 April 2024, 11:59pm
Shortlisting: End of April
Interviews: May – we will contact you to arrange a convenient time

If there are any adjustments that would help you engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.

Safeguarding: As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices. All our roles require a basic criminal record check.

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