Charity Director - The Children’s Hospital Charity - Competitive Salary - Sheffield

A rare opportunity has arisen to become the Director of the region’s leading children’s charity, The Children’s Hospital Charity. The successful candidate will lead the charity into the next stage of its development by elevating it to a national level, raising vital funds for projects including a new cancer ward, and a new Major Trauma unit including an emergency helipad.

Established in 1976 to help children’s health care go above and beyond the world class NHS provision provided by Sheffield Children’s NHS FT, the charity exists to fund new facilities, research, medical equipment and an engaging environment for all who visit.

Every day brings new challenges at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Every day, over 790 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for treatments at the hospital.

Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, some of the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world.

Established 72 years before the NHS, from the start Sheffield Children’s Hospital has depended on the generosity of the community to develop its services and be the very best it can be.

The Role

- To provide outstanding leadership, modelling the Charity’s values, to motivate staff, volunteers, donors, partners and other stakeholders to deliver the vision and mission for The Children’s Hospital Charity (TCHC).

- Ensure that the Charity works in close partnership with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and other institutions, to develop shared strategies and to positively promote each organisation, to benefit patients who are treated by the Trust.

- Develop and deliver plans to achieve or exceed annual fundraising targets in line with the agreed long-term strategy and cash flow.

- Ensure that the Charity delivers great governance and high ethical standards in all it does, ensuring its legal obligations are met in compliance with all charity, company and other relevant law and good practice guidelines.

The Candidate

- A successful senior fundraiser with experience of management and leadership responsibility at CEO or Senior Director level.

- An individual with a clear passion for children’s healthcare and a desire to support Sheffield Children’s Hospital to deliver first class patient care, outstanding patient experience and in the identification of innovative research opportunities.

- Experience of working with a variety of senior stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, employees of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, families of patients and supporters of the charity’s work at a local, regional, national and international level.

 

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Hannah Wade on 0113 386 8542.   

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th March 2021

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