Chair

Tommy's
Unremunerated with expenses covered
Hackney

We’re Tommy’s, the charity making pregnancy safer through research, information and support. Bringing together a network of expert researchers, healthcare professionals and passionate supporters, Tommy’s is a community dedicated to making pregnancy safer and helping more families bring a healthy baby home. Together, we’re finding ways to stop miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth by translating our research into breakthroughs which change the lives of women, birthing people and their families.

THE ROLE

This is a pivotal point in our evolution, not least for the thousands of people who look to us to make progress.  Our bold ambition is to stop the heartbreak and devastation of baby loss and make pregnancy and birth safe – for everyone.  To achieve that, over the last year we have developed an exciting new strategy to grow evidence, improve care, tackle inequities, and mobilise for change.  

We are now seeking a new Chair to lead our Board and support our Chief Executive to drive Tommy’s growth and impact.  You will play a central role in helping us achieve our aims, working with excellent colleagues across the Board of Trustees and the wider staff team. 

We are looking for an exceptional individual for this role.  You will be highly ambitious for and committed to our cause, with strong strategic leadership experience, a collaborative approach, along with demonstrable experience of leading high calibre teams and supporting organisations to grow impact.

You will bring an excellent understanding of good governance, strong commercial acumen, sound judgement, and be comfortable navigating a complex environment.  You will also be a first-class communicator and ambassador for the charity.

We are very committed to increasing the diversity of our teams and welcome applications from all sectors and backgrounds.

INFORMATION

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

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How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Monday 11th March 2024

Initial conversations with Starfish
w/c 18th March 2024 

Final Panel interviews
w/c 8th April 2024

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