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Mesothelioma UK is a growing charity with ambitions to make mesothelioma matter everywhere in the UK.

We support patients and their families by funding the services that matter to them; specialist nurses, benefits advisors, travel grants and more.

We couldn’t do this work without our dedicated operations team.  Our core team includes admin, finance, fundraising and research departments and we have plans to grow over the next three years.

Current vacancies will be detailed below. You can contact us on 0800 169 2409 or 




We are currently looking for trustees to join the board and welcome applications from any individual with skills, experience and a commitment to this area of charity work.

As a trustee, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping our strategic direction, ensuring transparency, good governance and promoting our mission.

We are particularly keen to attract applications from people from the following backgrounds:-


Proven experience in fundraising strategy, ideally within the charitable sector.

Understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks related to fundraising.


Legal Expertise

Understanding of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities associated with Trusteeship.

Suitable legal qualification (solicitor, barrister, or equivalent).


External Affairs

A solid background in external affairs, communications, or related fields.

Able to provide insights and guidance on matters related to public relations, government affairs, and community engagement.


Why Join Us?

  • Impact: Be an integral part of shaping the charity’s strategic direction.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network.
  • Personal Growth: Enhance your leadership and governance skills.
  • Advocate for Change: Use your skills to advocate for our beneficiaries and drive positive change.
  • Collaborate: Work closely with fellow trustees, staff, and stakeholders to achieve our goals.

Trustees are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the charity complies with its constitution, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations, works to fulfill its charitable objects and applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.
  • Actively giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance.
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient management and administration of the charity.
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the charity.
  • Ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • Using any specific knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.
  • Promoting the charity among their own contacts.
  • Representing Mesothelioma UK positively at all times.



Personal Qualities

  • An empathetic interest in the work of the charity, its strategic objectives and the cause.
  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity, and the ability to attend relevant events when helpful or necessary.
  • Good inter-personal and relationship building abilities, working collaboratively both internally with colleagues and ensuring contribution from colleagues into discussions, and externally with a range of stakeholders.
  • Diplomatic, with the ability to negotiate, influence and convince through personal credibility.
  • Values diversity and difference and operates with integrity and openness.



      • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level.
      • Experience of external representation, building new connections and managing a range of senior stakeholders across different sectors, including service users.
      • Successful track record of leading the formulation and delivery of an organisational strategy.


        Knowledge & Skills

        • The ability to provide leadership to and motivate staff and volunteers, bringing people together.
        • Good understanding of governance issues
        • Strategic Decision-Making: Be comfortable making decisions that shape our charity’s course


        We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.


        HOW TO APPLY

        Please contact for an application form and a copy of the trustee application pack.


        We don’t have any current employment vacancies, however have plenty of volunteering opportunities.