Would you like to use your business skills to change the lives of disabled children?

If so then Family Fund Trading needs you.

Family Fund Trading is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants and support for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person.

With 43 years of grant making experience, Family Fund established Family Fund Trading to respond to the challenges faced by many charities, local authorities, trusts and housing providers in providing support to beneficiaries when budgets are tight and resources scarce.

Today, our trading subsidiary has become one of the UK’s leading providers of emergency and discretionary goods and services awarded through local authority and charity grant applications. In our first three years, our business services team provided a range of solutions and fulfilled more than 180,000 orders for over 500,000 items, helping organisations save time, money and, most importantly, deliver their aims and objectives.

We also use any profit that we generate to sustain and extend the reach of our work in supporting families on lower incomes raising a child or young person with a disability or serious illness.

In the last three years we have gifted over £2 million to helping Family Fund develop new services for families raising disabled or seriously ill children across the UK.

The role

We are seeking to appoint two exceptional individuals to join the Family Fund Trading Board as Non-Executive Directors. All members of the Board play active roles in overseeing the organisation’s activities whilst influencing innovation and continuous improvement. We are particularly interested in people who have board experience including governance and risk management, and senior level experience with/in: commercial business development – idea generation and marketing; profit generation; contracts, procurement and fulfilment expertise.

We are keen to receive applications from those with commercial backgrounds within business-to-business and business-to-customer facing organisations. As a proven leader within your professional domain, you will evidence a track record of working collaboratively to achieve success.

The positions are  not remunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. There are four to six formal Board meetings a year in York, as well as other ad hoc meetings and Board sub-committee meetings.

Read more about the role.

To apply, submit your CV and supporting letter to Jane Davies, at careers@familyfund.org.uk or to Family Fund, 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9WN.

Closing date for applications is 21 October 2016 with interviews in York on 14 November 2016.