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Trustees wanted!

Do you have passion, skills and expertise that could help The Compassionate Friends (TCF) to continue to develop? The voluntary role of Trustee with our charity can be both rewarding and fulfilling. Our current Trustees invite interested applicants who are at least 3 years past their bereavement to apply to serve on the Trustee Board by standing for election.

Trustees play an active role in setting and maintaining the vision, mission and values of the organisation. They set the strategic direction for the charity and offer leadership, define goals, set targets and evaluate performance. Trustees are also responsible for the good governance of the charity. Our Board meets four times a year and sometimes at an annual away day. Trustees are very much invited to contribute outside of meetings where needed.

Our charity offering peer support to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents continues to grow and develop. Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the economic environment, we are continuing to develop our staff and volunteer capabilities, and to improve and grow the range of supportive services and activities available to bereaved parents and their families across the UK. We are looking for Trustees that can help us to develop our strategic direction, realise our strategic goals, continue with strong governance and ultimately grow our organisation to be the principal national charitable organisation offering peer support to bereaved parents and their families.

The Board would be especially assisted by individuals with knowledge, skills and experience in these particular areas

  • Human Resources and Training
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Digital Media/Social Media/IT
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Mental Health Services and Healthcare
  • Events Management

This not an exhaustive list and you may have other skills, experience and knowledge that would benefit the charity.


Download and complete the NOMINATION FORM. Then ask another donating member of TCF to nominate you.

Then return the completed Nomination Form by Wednesday 31 August 2022 to The Compassionate Friends by email to info@tcf.org.uk or by post to: The Compassionate Friends, Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London NW6 7UJ

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