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Charity Trustee

To stand for election download and complete the NOMINATION FORM here.

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 is 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. Ask another donating member of TCF to nominate you.

Then return the completed Nomination Form 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


Editor: SIBBS Newsletter

Role Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for somebody to step into the role of Editor of the SIBBS Newsletter, produced by The Compassionate Friends.

This quarterly newsletter is distributed via email to all bereaved siblings who have contacted TCF. It is also delivered in print to donating members of TCF who opt in to receive it.

The newsletter is a publication created for bereaved siblings to share their experiences of grief and beyond and to pay tribute to beloved brothers and sisters. It also features relevant news from The Compassionate Friends along with content that is helpful, inspiring and encouraging for those on this particular grief journey.

Another lovely aspect of the newsletter is its potential to enhance the sense of community amongst siblings who seek out peer support from Compassionate Friends. As such, some social media engagement with the SIBBS Facebook community will be required as part of the role, including encouraging article submissions, ideas and also to upload published newsletters. Those with social media experience who would be willing to help The Compassionate Friends grow its social media presence for siblings are warmly encouraged to apply.

The Editor will be self-motivated, reliable and dedicated to producing a high-quality quarterly publication, as well as an advocate for The Compassionate Friends – its work, events and ethos. In return, they will have a chance to shape the future of the newsletter and to enjoy a stimulating and hugely rewarding voluntary role.

Required skills and experience:

  • A bereaved sibling at least three years on from their loss
  • A commitment to delivering a consistently high-quality quarterly newsletter for bereaved siblings
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Enjoyment of writing and editing
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word essential, social media skills desirable
  • An ability to collect and curate relevant items and ideas
  • An ability to work both independently and in conjunction with others

If you are interested please email Carolyn at info@tcf.org.uk


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